Edmonton Sun | 22Oct2010 | Orest Slepokura

The why of Russell Williams

Re the Editorial: “Hand the Colonel the maximum,” Oct. 18, 2010.

Col. Williams has confessed to many, if not all, of his wide-ranging crimes. The question that remains is why he felt so moved to commit them. Will we ever learn the reason for his criminal and homicidal behaviour? Will we ever source his fiendish compulsion to, above all, terrorize women and inflict harm on them -- and why he allowed this to trump everything fine and good he built up in his military career?

Orest Slepokura

(He’s a psychopath. Not complicated, though its roots are.)