Known As; Paul Bernardo,
Canadian Serial Killer, Rapist, Husband of Karla Homolka.
Bernardo the Killer and Rapist and his accomplice/wife, Karla Homolka claimed 3 lives and were
Canada's most reviled criminals. They looked like a Barbie and Ken pair to
After the two met in Scarborough in 1987, where Paul Bernardo was already the
unknown perpetrator of a series of rapes being investigated in part by the
FBI, they began a relationship of sexual perversion marked by escalating
fantsies involving Homolka's fifteen-year-old sister Tammy. Those
fantasies were tragically realised on December 23, 1990 when the two
drugged the girl unconscious while alone with her in the Homolka families
St. Catherine's home. During the subsequent rape by Bernardo, taped by
Homolka when she herself wasn't sexually assaulting her own sister, Tammy
choked on her own vomit and died. The murder was ruled accidental when an
autopsy revealed nothing suspicious.
Undeterred by the close call, Bernardo brought home two abducted girls
before his eventual capture. The first was fourteen-year-old Leslie
Mahaffy, kidnapped during a late-night chance encounter with Bernardo
during June of 1991. She was raped and beaten for over 24 hours before
being strangled with an electrical cord, dismembered, and encased in
blocks of cement. Her remains were dumped in a nearby lake where they were
discovered on June 29 because the cement had broken apart under the water
and revealed the grim contents. That very same day, Paul Bernardo and
Karla Homolka were married.
Next was Kristen French, 15, nabbed after school by the killer couple on
April 16, 1992. The two took turns sexually molesting and raping the
innocent girl at their home while, of course, capturing the assault on
tape. French was subjected painful humiliations repeatedly before she was
finally strangled by Bernardo and is trusty cord more than two days after
her abduction. Her body was discarded and discovered in an illegal trash
dump near Burlington.
It was a DNA test by the investigators of the Scarborough rape spree that
finally brought Bernardo to justice. The lab work had unfortunately been
caught in a backlog since well before their suspects first killing.
Homolka, who had just recently left her twisted husband, was sought out by
investigators looking into Mahaffy and French's slayings and she soon cut
a deal which would eventually sentence her to twelve years in prison.
Bernardo's tapes had not yet been located, forcing authorities to cut the
lenient deal with Homolka in return for her testimony. Bernardo was
arrested and put on trial, the tapes were later discovered, and were
nearly unbeatable evidence against the serial killer. He earned a life
sentence for the murders of Tammy Homolka, Mahaffy, and French. The trial
will forever be remembered due to the graphic content of the murder tapes,
which were deemed so awful that the gallery was only allowed to listen
while the prosecution, defense, judge, and jury watched.
Homolka has since become the focal point of the two due to public outcry
concerning her generous plea deal, which would have never been necessary
if Bernardo's lawyer had turned the damning video evidence over
immediately after discovering the tapes hidden (police had not been able
to locate them previously) behind a light fixure in a drop ceiling in
Bernardo and Homolka's home. It was eventually decided that she could be
deemed a dangerous sex offender and would not be eligible for parole of
any sort, forcing her to serve out her twelve-year sentence no matter what
Commonly spelled; Paul Bernoto,
Pual Bernardo, Paul Bernarto, Paul Barnardo.
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