Col. Russell Williams to plead guilty, lawyer says

Col. Russell Williams will plead guilty to all counts at his next court appearance, his lawyer Michael Edelson said in a Belleville court today.

Williams, a University of Toronto Scarborough graduate, is facing charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jessica Lloyd, 27, and Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, 38, as well as sex assault and forcible confinement related to two home invasions near his cottage in Tweed, Ont.

He also faces break and enter charges for 82 residential break-ins in which women’s lingerie was taken.

This was Williams’ first in-person appearance in court. His next one is scheduled for Oct. 18.