By Timothy Appleby
Ripped from the headlines, the terrible and magnificent real tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who used to be without delay a revered determine within the Canadian army and a ruthless sado-sexual serial legal and murderer.
In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams may be specific. A embellished air strength colonel, Williams used to be, for years, dwelling a double lifestyles as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, eventually, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he was once relied on with flying overseas dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most crucial army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery existence integrated breaking into eighty two houses of women and girls; thefts of giant quantities of underwear (which he dressed in); strange sexual attacks that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and finally, rape-murders. whilst police raided Williams's home—a domestic he shared along with his spouse, a revered specialist in her personal correct who used to be it seems that thoroughly ignorant of her husband's unconscionable double life—they came across hundreds and hundreds of pairs of women's lingerie, meticulously prepared and catalogued. during this e-book, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a real tale that may were lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, person who deals fascinating—and troubling—insights on human psychopathology.
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Such brutal mistreatment instills them with profound feelings of humiliation and helplessness. 7. Because of their resentment toward their distant, absent, or abusive fathers, they have a great deal of trouble with male authority figures. Because they were dominated by their mothers, they have a powerful hostility toward women. 8. They manifest psychiatric problems at an early age and often spend time in institutions as children. 9. Because of their extreme social isolation and a general hatred of the world and everyone in it (including themselves), they often feel suicidal as teenagers.
Animal Torture. Juvenile sadism directed at lower life-forms is nothing new. There have always been children and adolescents (usually male) who enjoy hurting small creatures. Certainly Shakespeare knew about such things. ” As disturbing as such behavior is, however, it pales beside the kinds of cruelties perpetrated by budding serial killers. As an adolescent, Peter Kürten took pleasure from performing intercourse with various animals while simultaneously stabbing them or slitting their throats.
There are plenty of sex criminals who have committed atrocious acts of mutilation-murder. Fortunately, most of them are so sloppy or stupid that they are caught right away and so never have a chance to become serial offenders. ” Still, there’s a tendency to exaggerate the mental capacities of serial killers, particularly since they are so often portrayed in the media as intellectual prodigiesà la Hannibal Lecter—a psychopath so staggeringly erudite that he commits murder to the strains of Mozart and knows Dante by heart in the original Italian.
A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Chilling Crimes of Colonel Russell Williams by Timothy Appleby