It is being reported on July 3, 2016 that the most notorious Canadian rapist and murderer, Paul Bernardo, has applied for day parole. Legal experts say it is very unlikely that he will be allowed parole. “Criminal lawyer Daniel Brown says Bernardo’s chances of release from jail, now or in the future however, are virtually nil.” Bernardo’s victims have been contacted and they are directed to send impact statement by July 14, 2016.
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were married in 1991 and appeared to be an attractive couple. They would later be called the “Ken and Barbie” killers. In 1995, they tortured, raped and killed Ontario teenagers Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy. They also drugged Homolka’s younger sister Tammy, 15, and raped her. She died from choking on her own vomit the next day.
Karla later claimed to have been forced into raping and killing the girls to receive a lenient 12-year-sentence. “But videotapes of the crimes, found after the plea bargain, showed her to be a more active participant. Public outrage about Homolka’s sentence had barely cooled by the time of her extremely high-profile release from prison in 2005.”
In 1995 Bernardo was convicted of ” . . .two counts each of first degree murder, kidnapping, forcible confinement and aggravated sexual assault, and one count of committing an indignity to a human body. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, and declared a dangerous offender, making parole highly unlikely.”
Paul Bernardo was in the news back in November 2015 when a book allegedly written by him was published on Amazon.com. The book became a bestseller until it was taken down. “The number of copies it was selling was staggering, but it resulted in an angry backlash from thousands of Canadian customers, who said they would no longer do business with Amazon.”
One of Bernardo’s rape victims received notification of Bernardo’s application for parole. “A letter from correctional services has instructed her to submit an impact statement by July 14 if she wants it to be included in the pre-parole process.”
Nancy Grace on Karla Homolka Release (June 28/05)