Russell Williams settles civil suits with victims

Russell Williams leaves the courthouse in Belleville, Ont., on October 18, 2010. (ERNEST...

Russell Williams leaves the courthouse in Belleville, Ont., on October 18, 2010. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/QMI Agency)

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BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Serial sex-killer Russell Williams has reached out-of-court settlements in two lawsuits launched by victims of the former army colonel.

The details of the financial settlements will remain confidential, according to a statement from the victims' lawyer.

The deal were reached with Williams' first sexual-assault victim "Jane Doe" and the mother and brother of Jessica Lloyd.

Lloyd was kidnapped from her Belleville, Ont., home and killed nearby at Williams' Tweed cottage.

Williams pleaded guilty to the murders of Lloyd and Cpl. Marie-France Comeau in October 2010.

The decorated former commander of CFB Trenton was sentenced to life in prison.

Jane Doe had been seeking $2.45 million. Roxanne and Andy Lloyd were seeking $4 million.

The cases also named Williams' ex-wife Mary Elizabeth Harriman, but those actions were dismissed without cost, according to the statement.

Lawyer Mike Pretsell would not elaborate when reached for comment, citing “strict confidentiality.”

Police investigated Williams' neighbour, Larry Jones, for crimes they later linked to Williams.

Williams and Harriman are still facing an additional civil lawsuit from Laurie Massicotte, who Williams sexually assaulted at knifepoint.

Her $7-million lawsuit also takes aim at the Ontario Provincial Police.

Jones had sued Williams, Harriman, Massicotte, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Crown.

The $1.75 million claim levied by Jones and his wife, Bonnie, was dismissed last summer.

- with files from Jason Miller


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