BELLEVILLE - A CANADIAN judge on Thursday imposed two life jail sentences on a top air force colonel, branding him a 'sick and dangerous man' for a spree of murders, sexual assaults and burglaries.

Colonel Russell Williams, who once piloted a plane for the British royal family, broke down and sobbed as the two consecutive life terms were passed after he admitted killing two young women, and coldly videotaping their murders.
Police arrested Williams in February for the disappearance and death of 27-year-old Jessica Lloyd, who was last heard from in January. He was later charged with the November 2009 murder of Marie-France Comeau, a female corporal under his command at the Trenton military base.

Williams was also charged with two home invasions in which women were confined and sexually assaulted, and 82 counts of burglary and attempted breaking-and-enter in the Ontario cities of Ottawa, Belleville and Tweed.

A stash of women's undergarments taken by police from his Ottawa residence was linked to the burglaries near his home and job. And hundreds of photographs and home-made videos of the sexual assaults and murders were found on his home computer.

Throughout the week, the court heard horrific evidence and Williams's chilling confession to police of how he repeatedly raped Lloyd and Comeau over several hours before strangling one and taping the other's mouth and nostrils closed to watch her suffocate. Williams, 47, had commanded Canada's busiest air force base, the 437 Squadron in Trenton, east of Toronto, for more than a year prior to his arrest.

Colonel gets life for sex attacks