Russell Williams Sued For $4M By Victim's Family

Russell Williams

First Posted: 01/26/2012 9:21 pm Updated: 01/27/2012 12:24 pm


The mother and brother of murder victim Jessica Lloyd have filed a lawsuit against her killer, Russell Williams, as well as his wife.


Lloyd, of Belleville, Ont., was 27 when she was abducted, assaulted and eventually strangled by Williams in the winter of 2010. Her mother, Roxanne, and brother, Andrew, filed the lawsuit Thursday — three days before the two-year anniversary of her disappearance.


The statement of claim was filed in Ontario Superior Court in Belleville, Ont.


Roxanne and Andy Lloyd are seeking $1 million in damages for pain and suffering. The claim also seeks $1 million in punitive, special and aggravated damages.


None of the allegations contained in the statement of claim have been proven in court.


Williams, a former commander at CFB Trenton, pleaded guilty to 88 charges and was sentenced in October 2010 to two terms of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for the first-degree murders of both Lloyd and Canadian Forces Cpl. Marie-France Comeau.


Two other women, Laurie Massicotte and Jane Doe, have already filed suit against Williams and his wife for sexual assaults that occurred in Tweed, Ont.


Williams's former next-door neighbour, Larry Jones, is also suing the couple, as well as the OPP after they wrongly searched his home and investigated him for crimes that occurred in the small eastern Ontario town of Tweed, a half hour drive from CFB Trenton.


THE RUSSELL WILLIAMS CASE
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  • Former Col. Russell Williams, right, then commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton, leaves court in Belleville, Ont., on Thursday, October 21, 2010. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

  • Williams is seen wearing women's lingerie in this court-released photo on Monday Oct. 18, 2010, just one of hundreds of similar images seized by police. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

  • Video: Russell Williams confession, Pt. 1

    Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Det. Sgt. Jim Smyth presents evidence to Col. Russell Williams in a videotaped interrogation Feb 7, 2010. The video was played during Williams' sentencing hearing in Belleville, Ontario, Oct. 20, 2010.

  • Roxanne Lloyd carries a picture of her daughter, Jessica Lloyd, one of Williams' two murder victims, as she arrives at court in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 19, 2010 for the trial of Col. Russell Williams. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • The Crown and police speak to media outside court following the Col. Russell Williams trial at court in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. Williams said he deeply regretted his "despicable crimes," moments before he was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Lars Hagberg)

  • Roxanne Lloyd, the mother of murder victim Jessica Lloyd, speaks to media outside the courthouse during the Col. Russell Williams trial at court in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Lars Hagberg)

  • This Oct. 20, 2010 photo shows a letter of condolence written by Col. Russell Williams to Ernest Comeau, father of Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, long before the commander was caught and charged with her murder. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • An OPP officer opens a gate of a makeshift enclosure as a van carrying Col. Russell Williams is escorted away from an Ontario Superior Court in Belleville on Thursday Oct. 7, 2010.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

  • Part 1 of the Russell Williams Dateline that aired Friday Feb 18th 2011, <strong>Canadian Commander By Day, Sexual Predator, Killer By Night</strong>.

  • Thousands of explicit photos that Col. Russell Williams took while wearing women's and girls' lingerie show how his sexual obsession escalated from lesser crimes to sexual assault and murder, a Belleville, Ont., court heard Monday. The decorated former commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in eastern Ontario, pleaded guilty to all 88 charges against him -- including two counts of first-degree murder, two counts each of sexual assault and forcible confinement and 82 break-ins and attempted break-ins.

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