Williams handed two life sentences for crimes

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  1. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009

    Soon to be ex-Col. Russell Williams was given two life sentences Thursday for horrific crimes he admitted "traumatized" many.

    Williams addressed a packed Belleville, Ont. courtroom Thursday, saying he is "indescribably ashamed" of his crimes, which include two murders, two sexual assaults and countless break and enters and thefts.

    It's the first time Williams has spoken in court since Monday, when he pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder.

    "Your honour, I stand before you incredibly ashamed. I know the crimes I committed have traumatized many people," Williams said in a shaking voice, before the judge sentenced him to life in prison.

    "The family and friends of Marie-France Comeau and Jessica Lloyd in particular have suffered and continue to suffer pain and sorrow as a result of what I've done."

    Williams received two 25-year life sentences for the first degree murders of Jessica Lloyd, 27, and Marie-France Comeau, 38.

    He was also sentenced to one year each for his 82 break and enter charges, and 10 years for each of his four sexual assault and forcible confinement charges. All sentences will be served concurrently, meaning Williams will serve a total of 25 years before he is eligible to apply for parole.

    He was transported under tight security Thursday from court to Kingston Penitentiary, where he will serve out his sentence.

    Williams told the court Thursday he hoped his actions following his arrest would somehow mitigate the pain he had caused.

    "My sincere hope is that my detailed confession on the night of Feb. 7 and co-operation with investigators since and guilty pleas this week have in some way served to temper the very serious harm I have caused my victims families and friends," Williams said.

    Crown Attorney Lee Burgess did not seek dangerous offender status for Williams, saying it would have only added to the length of court proceedings, not to Williams' sentence which is already the maximum.

    If Williams ever applies for parole, Burgess said after court adjourned, the full details of his crimes will be available to the board considering his application.

    "This record, more than anything, is what will keep him behind bars forever," Burgess told reporters.
    I don't really care what stipulation he has on him. So long as he dies in jail I'm happy.

    -- Andy Lloyd, brother of Jessica Lloyd

    After court adjourned just before noon on Thursday, the family of Jessica Lloyd spoke to reporters. Her brother, Andy Lloyd, said he felt "fantastic" about the sentence and the family finally had a sense of closure.

    "I know my mom's in the same boat and all my aunts and uncles, we just want to get back to our normal lives and be normal again."

    Lloyd also said he wasn't concerned that Williams did not receive dangerous offender designation.

    "I don't really care what stipulation he has on him. So long as he dies in jail I'm happy," Lloyd said, standing beside his mother who was clutching a framed image of her daughter.

    Prosecutors spent three days going over Williams' crimes in excruciating detail and court heard from the family of his victims about how their lives had been affected by what he did.

    Williams pleaded guilty to all charges against him on Monday, He was formally convicted of those crimes on Tuesday afternoon after the Crown spent two days reading a lengthy and detailed agreed statement of the facts on Williams' crimes.

    On Wednesday an edited video of Williams' taped confession to police was played in court, and family members of victims also read their victim impact statements.

    Letters of apology from Williams to the families of some of his victims were also read in court.

    In the interrogation video shown in court on Wednesday, Williams first appears relaxed, smiling and telling police he's glad they are doing road checks such as the one that brought him to the attention of investigators.

    After several hours of questioning and being presented with evidence against him, however, Williams becomes more tense, remaining silent for long periods of time and appearing to struggle over his next move. Eventually he begins to confess his crimes, going into chilling detail about the murders of Lloyd and Comeau as well as his other crimes.

    Belleville Police Chief Cory McMullan said Thursday that Williams betrayed the trust placed in him by residents of the area, but said the community would eventually heal.

    "There's been a very significant betrayal, especially with the position he held. The community won't be the same, but it is a very strong community and we're going to work together," she said.[/p]


    This guy is a monster. He's a disgrace.
  2. Hypershad12

    Hypershad12 GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 13, 2009
    United States
    What makes people want to do this kind of thing?
  3. DryYoshi

    DryYoshi Love child of Dry Bones and Yoshi

    Mar 16, 2008
    Yoshi's Island
    Your avatar is too happy for this story... (yes I'm concerned about that sort of thing [​IMG])
  4. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

    Jun 14, 2008
    United States
    I'm jealous, he is gonna have a hell of a weekend.
  5. Bulit

    Bulit GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    United States
    San Jose, CA
    This guy finally got what he deserved.

    @DryYoshi's signature: Too desperate man...
  6. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    The sick fuck deserves to be in jail for life, and they should let his corpse rot there too. He doesn't deserve any proper burial or anything, let alone any kind of luxuries/privileges while he's in jail.
  7. Uncle FEFL


    Sep 7, 2009
    United States
    PM me for Social Security information
    "I don't really care what stipulation he has on him. So long as he dies in jail I'm happy." --Lloyd

    This is pretty cruel. Wishing a painful death upon others who inflicted pain upon you makes you no better. Obviously Williams' crimes are practically unforgivable, but I don't wish painful death upon the guy. I wouldn't even if he killed a loved one of mine. There's no reason for me to be cruel to someone who's already going to be tormented by their own guilt.
  8. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

    Dec 2, 2007
    why the fuck should he be allowed to serve them all at the same time?
    there's what, 172 years altogether or sth so why should he only serve 25?
  9. .Chris

    .Chris Clueless

    Feb 20, 2009
    United States
    United States
    In my religion, you always have to forgive somebody no mater what, and that's a good thing.
  10. sdnoob

    sdnoob GBAtemp Regular

    May 15, 2007
    At a Computer
    It's disturbing news and he deserves the life sentence. There's nothing that can justify what has done.
  11. worlok375

    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

    Feb 17, 2009
    United States
    Only 2 life sentences? His actions deserve at least three. However for now this simply deserves a: [​IMG]
  12. JinTrigger

    JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    I doubt he gets parole, but if he does I hope he can move forward. What he did was wrong, duh, but I believe even people like this deserve a second chance if given.....Though then again...I couldn't say I'd be the one to give it to him
  13. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

    Mar 10, 2009
    Unfortunately some countries laws actually make it hard work to pass consecutive sentences. I don't know if this is the case here, but in the UK it generally only happens if the Home Secretary gets directly involved.
  14. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    Two life sentences in Canada is 60-70 years, life sentences are 30-35 years depending on the crime. This guy isn't any worse then that Robert Pickton freak from Vancouver who murdered like 100 women and his court case is still going since there is so much evidence against him for all the killings he did. The sad thing he has been in prison while under going trial for at least 10 years now, by the time they give him a sentence he will be even closer to death. Williams will get 60 years, he won't walk out of that prison ever again and I don't think there is a judge in this country with enough balls to grant him parole. The pathetic thing is he will be in the same prison as Paul Bernardo, a ruthless serial killer who is also doing at least one life sentence. The guy is being locked in the segregation section of the prison in Kingston though which helps things a little bit, it's borderline solitary confinement.
  15. lordrand11

    lordrand11 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 21, 2009
    United States
    Talladega, AL
    With that attitude, what makes you think your any better than him? That thought pattern was probably going through his mind when he was committing that selfish act.
  16. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Jan 4, 2008
    he got

    total of 172 years in jail.

    But looks like he will be serving it simultaneously, so that fucks.
  17. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    Yes, because he will live to even serve 3/4 of that total. 172 years is a long ass time, he won't ever get out of prison even when eligible for bail in 25 years. He will get old and rot in prison, he will die there