(PCM) The Original Movie, An Officer and a Murderer, based on the true story of a powerful and respected military officer who was responsible for many brutal crimes, will premiere on Lifetime on Saturday July 21 at 8:00pm ET/PT. This feature stars Gary Cole, Laura Harris and Rossif Sutherland.
Colonel Russell Williams, played by Gary Cole, was one of Canada’s highest ranking Air Force Officers. He and his highly respected wife were one of Canada’s “power couples,” with two stunning homes and high profile careers. But with the whole nation watching in astonishment, a small town police officer and some high level police work lead to the arrest and eventual conviction for his crimes.
As Colonel Williams rose up in the ranks of the military, his lust and power grew, becoming more and more violent. Ultimately, he received two life sentences for first-degree murder, as well as concurrent sentences for sexual assault, forcible confinement and 82 counts of burglary.
Brilliant at being stealth and obsessive in covering all traces, Colonel Williams was able to deceive his wife, friends, neighbors and even his military comrades until he was finally outwitted by a small town police detective (Harris), along with an FBI trained interrogation specialist (Sutherland), who together worked on the investigation that put an end to Colonel Williams’ string of disturbing crimes.
An Officer and a Murderer Premieres Saturday, July 21 at 8/7c on Lifetime.