Man charged with 3 killings in 20 years

OTTAWA, July 6 (UPI) -- A Canadian man has been charged with killing three women, his two former wives and a 64-year-old neighbor, authorities said.

Camille Cleroux, 56, appeared in court Monday. A few hours earlier, he gave an interview to The Ottawa Citizen in which he admitted killing Paula LeClair, who lived in the same Ottawa apartment building as he.


"I just lost it -- I burned a fuse, that's all," he said in describing his motive.

Lise Roy, once married to Cleroux, vanished in 1990, and his common-law-wife, Jean Rock, has not been seen since 2003. Investigators say both women are almost certainly dead, although neither body has been found.

Cleroux showed little emotion while he talked of LeClair's death. But he got teary when he talked of what he expects the rest of his life to be like.

"It hurts because I know when I get out, I will be 99 years old," Cleroux said. "But I'm pretty sure I'm going to spend the rest of my life in jail."

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