Col. Russell Williams is a notorious figure in Canadian history, having been found guilty of some of the most heinous crimes the country has ever seen. The English-born Canadian Colonel was arrested in 2010 and formally charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of breaking and entering, and sexual assault; another 82 charges relating to breaking and entering were later added.
In this documentary special edition from The Fifth Estate, Bob McKeown teams up with experts to investigate the case further. It starts with Williams’ first denial all the way through to his shocking confession that has become one of the most compelling and distressing ones within Canadian criminal history.
The film seeks to deconstruct Williams’ interrogation process in a detailed manner and provides viewers with an insight into how he managed to convince authorities that he was guilty. It also reveals what led him down this dark path of crime and delves into possible motives for his actions.
If you’re looking for an in-depth exploration into one of Canada’s most notorious criminals, then look no further than The Fifth Estate’s special edition on Col. Russell Williams. You’ll be sure to gain a greater understanding about why he committed these acts as well as taking a hard look at how our legal system works when faced with such challenging cases.