An Example of a Psychopath
A few people took exception to the idea, saying psychos are overtly crazy people, others just dismissed it and some understood my ideas.
This story about a high ranking military officer, who was diagnosed a psychopath today by Dr. Brad Booth forensic psychiatrist, has finally been concluded. These are the people that should concern us all, these are the kinds of people that infiltrate our military, governments and institutions. These are the assholes who manipulate the markets without any concern for the damage they do.
Here's the story:
CTV.ca News Staff
Warning: This story contains details that may be disturbing to some readers.
Crown prosecutors showed dozens of graphic photos of Col. Russell Williams wearing women's underwear in court Monday, hours after he pleaded guilty to two murders, two sexual assaults and dozens of break-ins in Eastern Ontario.
Williams, the former commander of CFB Trenton, pleaded guilty to more than 80 criminal charges in a Belleville, Ont., courtroom on Monday morning.
The 47-year-old admitted to murdering Jessica Lloyd and Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, both of Eastern Ontario, and to sexually assaulting two other women from the same region.
Williams also pleaded guilty to dozens of break-and-enters in Eastern Ontario, in which he stole women's underwear and often took photos of himself wearing it.
The list of charges was so long that it took nearly 40 minutes to read through in court. The crimes began in the fall of 2007 and ended at the start of this year.
After Williams entered his guilty pleas, a Crown prosecutor read aloud an agreed statement of facts, which provided details on how the disgraced colonel selected his victims.
The prosecutor said Williams would stake out the homes of young, attractive women, before breaking in and stealing their lingerie and other items.
Generally the women he targeted were between their late teens and early 30s, though in a few cases Williams broke into homes where pre-teen girls lived. He broke into the bedrooms of at least 12 girls under the age of 18.
After breaking into a home, Williams would hunt for lingerie in bedrooms. Then he would model the underwear he intended to take and would masturbate.
He always took a photograph of the room where he found the underwear and generally a photo of himself wearing it, prosecutors said.
The prosecution also said Williams took thousands of these photos, including a shot of himself wearing underwear that belonged to twin 11-year-old girls.
The court was shown numerous examples of these photos, some of which showed Williams masturbating for the camera.
Williams would then take the underwear home, adding to a growing collection of stolen clothing.
Prosecutors say he kept a time and date stamp on all of the photos, which he stored on hard drives that he kept hidden in his basement ceiling.
At his home, Williams eventually burned some of the stolen items once he had collected too many to hold onto.
Williams, wearing a dark suit, kept his head down as the photos of himself were shown in court.
The court adjourned for about an hour at 1 p.m. ET, but more information about Williams' crime spree was revealed on Monday afternoon.
During a break-in, Williams took items from three female members, between the ages of 12 and 21, of an Ottawa family.
One daughter reported finding a photo album left open to a page in which she had filed an old photo ID. Another daughter found personal pictures laid out on her bedroom floor, while another found a Word document on her computer with the word merci.'
At another break-in, a 15-year-old girl was too scared to sleep in her own bedroom after dozens of items were taken.
The court also heard that Williams saved screen shots of Ottawa police news releases about a string of break-ins and thefts.
In addition to the statement of facts, the court will hear victim impact statements over the next few days.
Williams will be sentenced later this week. He faces an automatic sentence of life in prison for the murders he committed.
His shocking crimes have drawn the attention of media across Canada and even the U.S. On Monday, reporters from CBS News and the New York Times attended the hearing for the disgraced colonel.
Williams is also facing a $2.45-million civil lawsuit from one of the women he is accused of attacking. That case is separate from the criminal charges he will plead guilty to on Monday