Last Updated: September 30, 2010 8:52pm
OTTAWA — Accused killer Russell Williams is back in Ottawa for the first time since his arrest in the murders of two women.
Williams, who has remained segregated from the general inmate population at the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee since shortly after his Feb. 7 arrest, is in Ottawa this week for a barrage of mental health evaluations, according to sources.
"He's been very quiet the whole time," said the source.
The former CFB Trenton base commander is being held in segregation at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre throughout his stay in the city where he once lived with his wife Mary-Elizabeth Harriman, 52. Williams is scheduled to return to Napanee ahead of his court appearance next week.
Williams is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Cpl. Marie- France Comeau, 38, of Brighton, and Jessica Lloyd, 27, of Belleville.
He is also charged with two counts each of forcible confinement and break and enter, and sexual assault stemming from two attacks on Tweed women last September. In addition, he faces 82 charges related to break-ins in the Ottawa and Quinte areas.
Williams' lawyer, Michael Edelson, could not be reached for comment Thursday. A member of his legal team said Edelson would be out of the country until Thanksgiving weekend.
Set to appear in court Oct. 7 after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing, Williams and his wife are also fighting $2.45-million civil suit by a Hastings County woman under the name Jane Doe, who alleges Williams attacked her Sept. 17, 2009.
Commentary by the ottawamenscentre
Russel Williams displayed all the symptoms of a psychopath from an early age.
The Canadian military missed them all and it is a classic example of how those
with very serious personality disorders can rise the very pinnacle of success.
Ottawa Ontario Superior Court is also the home of "the underbelly of the judiciary" that contains, yes, psychopaths. The very worst, is known as exactly that "The Worst of the Worst" is no other than Justice Allan Sheffield" who is known as "the judge who never smiles".
Sheffield is known for holding hearings for his friends, just find a lawyer who has Sheffield as a contact and you can get that order for "summary judgment" to dispose of your enemies.