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    OPP charge Col. Williams with 82 additional charges

    Updated: Thu Apr. 29 2010 8:24:51 AM

    ctvtoronto.ca
    Accused sex killer Russell Williams, a former CFB Trenton base commander, is now facing 82 additional charges, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.
    Police say that authorities within the Ottawa and Belleville police services reviewed unsolved crimes in their jurisdictions and laid the charges against the 46-year-old as a result.
    The 82 additional burglary-related charges consist of:
    • 61 counts of break, enter and theft
    • 10 counts of break and enter with the intent to commit an indictable offence
    • 11 counts of attempted break and enter.
    http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loc...TorontoNewHome


    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1550700/

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    OPP charge Col. Williams with 82 additional charges

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    He has been on a hunger strike since April 8th. Wonder how long he can go?

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1529801/

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    O.P.P. news release

    News Release

    April 29 2010

    Williams faces additional charges
    BELLEVILLE, ON, April 29 /CNW/ - Today, April 29, 2010, the Major Case
    Management Team, led by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Criminal
    Investigations Branch, working jointly with Belleville Police (BPS), Ottawa
    Police (OPS) and the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS)
    laid more charges against 46-year-old Russell Williams, of Tweed, Ontario.
    The Ottawa Police Service, Belleville Police Service and OPP, with the
    assistance of CFNIS, reviewed unsolved crimes in the vicinity of Ottawa,
    Belleville and Tweed. As a result, Williams faces 82 additional charges.


    <<
    WILLIAMS is further charged with:

    Belleville Police Jurisdiction
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    2 counts break, enter and theft

    Ottawa Police Jurisdiction - All within the Fallingbrook area
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    23 counts break, enter and theft
    3 counts break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence
    8 counts attempt break and enter

    Tweed/OPP Jurisdiction
    ----------------------
    36 counts break, enter and theft
    7 break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence
    3 counts attempt break and enter
    >>


    Following an extensive review of unsolved crimes relating to homicides,
    missing persons, sexual assaults and break and enters within these
    jurisdictions, (Ottawa, Belleville and Tweed), these charges today, represent
    the known offences that have been linked to Russell WILLIAMS to date.
    On Sunday, February 7, 2010 Williams was arrested for the murders of
    Jessica Lloyd and Marie Comeau. He remains in custody.
    If anyone has information, they are asked to call the OPP, Belleville
    Police, Ottawa Police or Crimestoppers.




    http://www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=405&nid=233

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian4 View Post
    He has been on a hunger strike since April 8th. Wonder how long he can go?

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1529801/

    I want him to eat so he can face what he has done. To die would be a coward's way out imo. Kudo's to the OPP for pressing these new charges. I expect more. I can't help but wonder what crimes he committed in Canada's western provinces and elsewhere in the world.

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    According to linked article:

    He looked thinner than when first charged, but not as if he had been refusing to eat.

    He did ask at his court appearance that the new charges not be read out in court. Guess he's giving more than his name, rank and serial number while in front of the judge.

    Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/sto...#ixzz0mVQ3T4NY

    and another link that also mentions he looked healthy considering his alleged hunger strike.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...e-charges?bn=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyzgirl View Post
    According to linked article:

    He looked thinner than when first charged, but not as if he had been refusing to eat.

    He did ask at his court appearance that the new charges not be read out in court. Guess he's giving more than his name, rank and serial number while in front of the judge.

    Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/sto...#ixzz0mVQ3T4NY

    Col. Williams, who did not enter a plea, requested that the charges not be read out in the packed courtroom. He did not give a reason.

    The judge complied with the request.



    Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/sto...#ixzz0mVSMb8U7

    Ugggh! Why would the judge comply with his wishes....somethings in life just do not seem fair!

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    Hunger strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian4 View Post
    He has been on a hunger strike since April 8th. Wonder how long he can go?

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1529801/
    I emailed TA at The Globe a little while ago, asking about the hunger strike, and got this immediate reply:

    Watch the web site
    More upcoming
    Tnx


    So, we should hear more details about this soon. Stay tuned to The Globe and Mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipflop View Post
    Col. Williams, who did not enter a plea, requested that the charges not be read out in the packed courtroom. He did not give a reason.

    The judge complied with the request.



    Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/sto...#ixzz0mVSMb8U7

    Ugggh! Why would the judge comply with his wishes....somethings in life just do not seem fair!
    (BBM)

    ITA, but at least we have access to the charges anyway. See Patience's Post #5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquegirl View Post
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    ITA, but at least we have access to the charges anyway. See Patience's Post #5.
    Yes I did read the charges. I was just thinking of the twisted freak in the court room, he did not want the charges read infront of the packed court room...still trying to have control and it is granted to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipflop View Post
    Yes I did read the charges. I was just thinking of the twisted freak in the court room, he did not want the charges read infront of the packed court room...still trying to have control and it is granted to him.
    ITA FF - He will continue to try and have whatever control he can get, and depending on who was going to read the charges with so many, it could have taken hours! LOL

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    A Deal has Been Reached????

    according to this he's going to plead guilty to all charges...hmmm, not sure if I should believe or not.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1551083/

    If Col. Williams pleads guilty it would be unusual Ė it is rare for a defendant to plead guilty to first-degree murder and even more so when there is more than one offence.

    The automatic penalty for multiple first-degree murder convictions is life imprisonment with no chance of parole for at least 25 years. (With a single conviction, the inmate can seek to make a parole application at the 15-year mark, under the so-called faint hope clause.) In this instance, however, sources familiar with the case say Col. Williamsís motivation to expedite matters is threefold: The evidence is overwhelming; he wants to minimize the anguish of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Harriman; and he sees little point in accumulating large legal bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyzgirl View Post
    according to this he's going to plead guilty to all charges...hmmm, not sure if I should believe or not.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1551083/
    Col. Williams has ended his hunger strike, one of the sources also said.

    I wish they would not use the term "sources" when quoting such things in the media....it means nothing when it follows news like this.

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    He's ended the hunger strike:

    http://tinyurl.com/2epyg9t

    ETA: Sorry,Flipflop! Posted at the same time!
    Last edited by reen; 04-29-2010 at 03:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyzgirl View Post
    according to this he's going to plead guilty to all charges...hmmm, not sure if I should believe or not.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1551083/
    Since the reporter of this article (TA) is the same one who has been commissioned to write a book about this case, I'm guessing that he probably has more access to information than any other journalist - perhaps even personal meetings with RW himself, if allowed by the defence attorney. If TA reported information now that turned out to be false, he would lose credibility and thus sales of his upcoming book. I think he would be extra-careful to verify his information for this reason, if nothing else. Personally, I believe these reports and am hoping for a quick resolution.

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    One has to wonder when he had the time to do all this! Also, imagine how sure of himself he was after committing so many b&e's without being caught!

    ETA - Based on this article, the police is now asking the public for information:

    http://northumberlandnews.com/news/article/153047
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    http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleD...aspx?e=2556574

    "To be specific on the break and enters and what he was doing? No, I can't say because it's an ongoing investigation. We've got these 82 charges but there's still other things. The case is still being looked at," Rae said. Further charges could come in the future as Rae said "nothing's been ruled out at this point."

    Italic, bold above are mine. I hope that despite his (RW's) wanting to get things over with that the police continue to do a detailed investigation of any/all related cases! If other more serious crimes were committed by him, the victims or their families deserve closure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Panther View Post
    One has to wonder when he had the time to do all this! Also, imagine how sure of himself he was after committing so many b&e's without being caught!

    ETA - Based on this article, the police is now asking the public for information:

    http://northumberlandnews.com/news/article/153047
    I'm guessing that he committed these B & Es while out "jogging" in the evenings, sometime between 7 and midnight when the women were out socializing for the evening. (There was at least one article that suggested he needed very little sleep.) I seriously doubt that RW was stupid or careless enough to attempt any of these crimes in daylight and too busy working during the week. He also had to account to his wife for his absences on the week-ends, so timing was everything.

    I suspect he staked out the homes/apartments and made sure there was no one home to be so successful in so many incidents. It's also possible that he may have been caught in some of them, but managed to escape and not be identified - yet. Thus, LE asking the public to now connect the face with anything suspicious they may have seen.

    These charges go back several years, so someone needs to do the math to determine how many (known) break-ins he committed per month on the average.

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    What is "break and enter with the intent to commit an indictable offence"?

    Would this be a B&E where he went in intending to steal something, but heard someone so he had to dash? i.e. a B&E with an attempted theft?...or is it something more serious?

    quote by Pink Panther:
    <snip> I suspect he staked out the homes/apartments and made sure there was no one home to be so successful in so many incidents. It's also possible that he may have been caught in some of them, but managed to escape and not be identified - yet.
    BBM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopster View Post
    What is "break and enter with the intent to commit an indictable offence"?

    Would this be a B&E where he went in intending to steal something, but heard someone so he had to dash? i.e. a B&E with an attempted theft?...or is it something more serious?

    BBM.
    "Sgt. Kristine Rae of the OPP said she could not expand on the "intent to commit an indictable offence" charges noting there are a number of things under the Criminal Code that are considered an indictable offence. Due to the fact the investigation is ongoing, she said, she could not reveal what that offences are."

    http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleD...aspx?e=2556574
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopster View Post
    What is "break and enter with the intent to commit an indictable offence"?

    Would this be a B&E where he went in intending to steal something, but heard someone so he had to dash? i.e. a B&E with an attempted theft?...or is it something more serious?

    quote by Pink Panther:

    BBM.
    A B&E with the intent to sexually assault someone or murder someone would be considered an indictable offence. Theft would be considered, depending on the dollar amount.

    Other examples of indictable offences are: Treason, drunk driving causing death, piracy.

    An indictable offence is more serious than a summary conviction offence and it carries a lengthy maximum sentence. The accused is also allowed to elect to be tried by a higher court by judge and jury or judge alone.

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyzgirl View Post
    A B&E with the intent to sexually assault someone or murder someone would be considered an indictable offence. Theft would be considered, depending on the dollar amount.

    Other examples of indictable offences are: Treason, drunk driving causing death, piracy.

    An indictable offence is more serious than a summary conviction offence and it carries a lengthy maximum sentence. The accused is also allowed to elect to be tried by a higher court by judge and jury or judge alone.

    HTH
    Legalese is so confusing! How would anyone know what the "intent" was if he wasn't caught? If someone were apprehended during a B&E carrying duct tape, a gun, and a camera, I guess a case could be made that sexual assault or murder may have been the "intent". But unless he was caught at the time, or later confessed to this "intent", how could anyone determine or charge him for such? I'd really like to understand this.
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    "This accused killer was [allegedly] in these homes — all these homes! That's just unbelievable," she said, adding that she doesn't know how police failed to connect the cases.

    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/stor...#ixzz0mXUNCDtj

    No wonder this guy felt impermeable and above reproach. How could this be?
    Are there so many panty thefts in all of our communities that they were not alarmed
    and alerted to the two areas that were being hit and cross reference individuals who
    could be residing or connected to both areas? This just astounds me and nauseates me
    at the same time.

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    Let's add it up.

    RW confessed to the "obvious" major crimes as soon as he was caught.

    He recognized that life was over as he knew it. His respect as a career army officer was gone. His wife and personal life was gone. His secret twisted life was gone. None of these were recoverable. What was left for a 'perfectionist'?

    Since then he has tried to end his life. He has indicated that he will plead guilty to the higest level charge, with the highest possible legal penalty. He is avoiding appearing at trial at all costs. He has eliminated any reason why other charges will be brought against him. (afterall he is already accepting the highest punishment....what else can they hope to accomplish?) He has no intention of seeing his incarceration out. He will not see people looking down at him. He will end his life.

    This does not bode well for the motivation for LE to engage in significant further investigations. I don't believe that they will have RW's cooperation on further possible cases. He is just trying to 'end things'.

    Unfortunately I believe that this means that we will never know the extent of the crimes he committed.

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