Serial killer Karla Homolka, who alongside her husband Paul Bernardo murdered three young girls aged between 16-years-old and 14-years-old, is now working as a volunteer at a school in Montreal. Homolka was sentenced to twelve years in prison and following her release, it is believed she moved to Quebec, where she remarried and now has three children of her own.
She has angered parents at Greaves Adventist Academy, a school in Montreal, where she regularly volunteers. Breakfast Television Montreal reported that a woman known only as “Lily” told them, “We don’t want her here. How would you feel knowing that your child is interacting with a person who is a serial killer? It’s not right.”
A spokesperson for the school told City News, “The school board was fully aware of who she is. She is not a regular volunteer, and can never be alone with any children, either in school or churches.” They added, “It is a protocol for all of our schools across Canada, and most of the world, to do background checks, not only on teachers, but (also) volunteers. As I said, she is not a regular volunteer. Rarely would she have cause to go to the school, and when she is, she is never alone.”
The Sinister Crimes of Serial Killer Couple – Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo
On Christmas Eve 1990, six months before they were married, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo drugged Homolka’s 15-year-old sister Tammy and videotaped themselves as they assaulted her in the basement of Homolka’s family home. As her parents slept upstairs, Tammy began to choke on her vomit but the couple couldn’t revive her.
Karla and Paul are pictured at home (also pictured) on their wedding day in 1991.
She was rushed to St. Catharines General Hospital, without having regained consciousness, and the cause of death was accidental due to intoxication. Both Bernardo and Homolka moved out shortly after to allow the parents time to grieve – but they hadn’t finished their sinister killing spree just yet…
Shortly after their wedding, Bernardo kidnapped Leslie Mahaffy on June 15th, 1991, then took her back to their new home in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. Here the couple tortured the girl before Bernardo strangled her to death. The pair decided the best way to dispose of the evidence would be to dismember the body and then encase each part in cement. Bernardo used his grandfather’s circular saw to cut the body and went to dump the evidence in Lake Gibson, 18 kilometers from their home.
Almost a year later on April 16th, 1992, they kidnapped 14-year-old Kristen French and over the three days of Easter weekend they filmed themselves torturing and killing her with a noose. They dumped her body in a ditch a 45-minute drive away from their home.
The evil couple appears happy celebrating Christmas at home together.
Bernardo had been questioned by police several times over his stalking of other women, the death of Tammy Homolka’s death, and several other rapes in the area. The police find made an arrest in 1993 when his DNA matched with evidence found at a crime scene.
After Bernardo’s arrest, Homolka told investigators that she was unwilling to murder anyone and she had been badly abused by her husband. She struck a deal with the prosecution and was sentenced to 12-years for manslaughter on a guilty plea bargain. Homolka scored only 5/40 on the Psychopathy Checklist, whereas Bernardo scored 35/40. Many believed that Homolka was another one of Bernardo’s victims and she should not have been charged at all.
The bedroom where the couple had tortured two of their teenage victims.
What Homolka had forgotten to do was destroy the shocking videotape of the murders that clearly proved she was a more than willing participant alongside her husband. Behind bars and knowing it was too late, Homolka just had to sit and hope nobody ever played the tape. Unfortunately for her, the tape had been found and her real involvement in the murders unraveled.
Although, as she had made a plea deal she still only served 12-years instead of life. In 2007, she was released and moved to Quebec where she remarried and started a family of her own.
Bedside table where the torture tape sat that revealed Homolka’s true involvement in the crimes.
Paul Bernardo is now 52-years-old and remains behind bars at Millhaven Institution in Bath, incarcerated in the segregation unit. He is not eligible to apply for parole until 2018.
Outraged locals attacked the home of Bernardo and Homolka. They smashed through the windows and wrote ‘You’ll pay’ on the walls. The home has since been demolished and a newly built house has been fixed in its place.
Their home finally being demolished…