Former Toronto police Const. Richard Wills of Richmond Hill is certainly entertaining as well as one pathetic human being. The story he has put together as a defense to murder charges is both incredible and sickening.
He has been charged with the murder of his mistress Linda Mariani, who vanished on Feb. 15, 2002. Prosecutors say Wills got angry with Mariani when she wouldn't leave her husband after he and his wife, Joanne, separated, and he hit her with a baseball bat, then choked her with a skipping rope before hiding his crime behind a fake wall in his basement. In fact the body was found 4 months after Mariani disappeared sealed in a garbage bin with caulking and duct tape along with the skipping rope and baseball bat. Oh yes, police found the body with the rope still wrapped around her neck.
But wait Wills can explain away all this damning evidence. The two loved each other dearly and had a love pact that carried on after their deaths. You see Linda Mariani had carelessly fallen down a flight of stairs while reaching for a Valentines Day gift and died when she hit her head. He claims Mariani wanted to be with him through eternity, her "life partner" and death partner too; not be interred in a plot alongside the husband. So his plan was to sneak the body up to his cottage property, thereby honouring their pact.
So he never called 911 and hid the body so she could be buried on a beach. Wills knew that he would be a "prime suspect" in the disappearance of his mistress, so he began a cover-up that included shifting suspicion to the missing woman's husband. He had to divert attention away from himself until he could move her body.
The man is a total scum. And to think he was a police officer.