Former commanding officer of CFB Trenton, Colonel Russell Williams, has retained a top defence lawyer from Ottawa.
Williams is charged with the murders of 27-year-old Jessica Lloyd and 37-year-old Marie-France Comeau as well as two sexual assaults in Tweed.
Michael Edelson will take on Col. Russell Williams’ case, but will send an agent to a scheduled video appearance in Belleville court tomorrow morning.
Williams, 46, is being held without bail in the Quinte Detention Centre.
Edelson has a number of other high-profile clients, including Nova Scotia Bishop Raymond Lahey, who is charged with possessing and importing child pornography. As well, he represented Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien, who was found not guilty last August of influence-peddling.