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Transcripts of Williams's letters to victims, wife

The following letters, handwritten by Col. Russell Williams, were released by the court during his sentencing hearing on Wednesday.

The following letters, written by Col. Russell Williams, were released by the court during his sentencing hearing on Wednesday. They were handwritten, mostly in capital letters. Three others were also supplied to reporters, totally scratched out (apparently by Williams) and unsigned; two were to Roxanne Lloyd and one was to Ernest Comeau.

To Ernest Comeau, the father of his first murder victim, Cpl. Marie-France Comeau:

Mr. Comeau,

I am sorry for having taken your daughter, Marie-France, from you … I know you won't be able to believe me, but it is true. Marie-France has been deeply missed by all that knew her.

(Formal signature scrawled)

To Roxanne Lloyd, mother of his second murder victim, Jessica Lloyd:

Mrs. Lloyd,

You won't believe me, I know. But I am sorry for having taken your daughter from you. Jessica was a beautiful, gentle young woman, as you know.

I know she loved you very much — she told me so again and again. I can tell you that she did not suspect that the end was coming — Jessica was happy because she believed she was going home.

I know you have already had a lot of pain in your life. I am sorry to have caused you so much more. 

(Formal signature scrawled)

To his first sexual assault victim, whose name is protected by a publication ban:

(First name of victim),

I apologize for having traumatized you the way I did. No doubt you'll rest a bit easier now that I've been caught.

(Formal signature scrawled)

To his second sexual assault victim, Laurie Massicotte, who successfully applied to have a publication ban on her name lifted:

Laurie, 

I am sorry for having hurt you the way I did. I really hope that the discussion we had has helped you turn your life around a bit. You seem like a bright woman who could do much better for herself. I do hope that you find a way to succeed. 

(Formal signature scrawled)

To his wife, Mary-Elizabeth Harriman:

Dearest Mary-Elizabeth,

I love you, sweet (indecipherable). I am so very sorry for having hurt you like this. I know you'll take good care of sweet Rosie [the couple's cat].

I love you, Russ.