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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

[CAN] Linda Mariani's then-cop boyfriend killed her

Former Toronto cop found guilty of first-degree murder in death of mistress
THE CANADIAN PRESS, cjad.com
By: Maria Babbage
2007-10-31
[Excerpts] The lengthy, costly and often bizarre trial of a former Toronto police officer accused of killing his mistress and concealing her body behind a wall in his basement culminated Wednesday with a jury finding him guilty of first-degree murder. A jury in this suburban town north of Toronto took little more than a day to convict Richard Wills, 50, in the February 2002 death of Linda Mariani, 40, following a five-month trial. The two had been involved in a nine-year affair before Mariani's death. Wills is facing a life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 25 years... Wills's teenage daughter Jessica sobbed uncontrollably outside the courtroom, occasionally shrieking in despair and calling out, "Daddy, Daddy"...

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