Woman suing Russell Williams can’t target his military pension yet

File photo: Russell Williams leaves court in Belleville, Ont., on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that a woman pursuing a lawsuit against convicted sex killer Russell Williams cannot target his military pension for potential damages at this point.

Williams, once a rising star in the Canadian Forces, was sentenced to life in prison in October 2010 after pleading guilty to the murders of Jessica Lloyd and Cpl. Marie-France Comeau.

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In early August, he reached an out-of-court settlement with some of his victims, but a suit by sexual assault victim Laurie Massicotte remains active.

Massicotte, who has chosen to reveal her identity and speak publicly about her ordeal, filed a nearly $7-million lawsuit against Williams.

In her claim she says the attack against her left her fearful, humiliated, depressed, suicidal, unable to function in society and she will require extensive therapy.

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She made an effort to amend her statement of claim to go after Williams’ pension, but was turned down by a lower court, at which point she took the issue to the appeal court.

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