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** FILE ** Col. Russell Williams salutes as he arrives at the Battle of Britain parade in Trenton, Ontario, in September 2009. Michael Edelson, Col. Williams' lawyer, told a judge on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, that his client intends to plead guilty to murder, sexual assault and dozens of breaking-and-entering charges at his next court appearance Oct. 18. (AP Photo/Canadian Department of National Defense via Canadian Press)
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** FILE ** Col. Russell Williams salutes as he arrives at the Battle of Britain parade in Trenton, Ontario, in September 2009. Michael Edelson, Col. Williams' lawyer, told a judge on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, that his client intends to plead guilty to murder, sexual assault and dozens of breaking-and-entering charges at his next court appearance Oct. 18. (AP Photo/Canadian Department of National Defense via Canadian Press)

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