Russell Williams will not be colonel very long. In a statement released Monday, General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of Defence Staff, said that after "the conviction we can formally officially launch the administrative process that will free the Canadian Forces of Colonel Williams. This will be completed as soon as possible. "
Colonel Russell Williams pleaded guilty Monday morning to all charges against him, including the murder of Marie-France Comeau and Jessica Lloyd, E Canada Now reports.
Col. David Russell Williams, 47, pleaded guilty - hundreds of underwear thefts, many from young girls, that escalated to the assault and murder of two women.
The unmasking of Colonel Williams as a sexual killer has been a blow for the Canadian Armed Forces. Until his arrest, he commanded Canada's largest air base, the logistical fulcrum for the country's military mission in Afghanistan.
Apparently bringing his logistical and organizational skills to bear, Colonel Williams wrote detailed accounts of his crime and meticulously photographed the evidence, compiling the data in what prosecutors called "a deeply nested and complex series of subfolders" on two computer hard drives.
Five thick catalogs of photographs, only a sampling of the evidence, sat in front of Justice Robert F. Scott during Monday's hearing, New York Times reports.