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Why is Karla Homolka free?

Updated on June 8, 2017

Where was the justice for the victims?

Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo raped and tortured at least three young girls and she is roaming free. How is that even possible?

I guess if Casey Anthony can do it, anyone can.

Karla Homolka is free to kill again.

First victim was Tammy Homolka

Tammy Holmolka was the first victim to be murdered by Paul and Karla.

15-Year Old Sister and Victim of Homolka Tammy Homolka. Police Photo

Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo were lovers and serial killers who pleasured themselves by torturing and killing young girls, including Karla's 15-year-old sister on Christmas night. Now Homolka is free after a short 12-year prison sentence.

On December 23, 1990, at a Christmas party at the Homolka family home, Bernardo and Homolka served Homolka's 15-year-old sister Tammy alcoholic drinks spiked with Halcyon. After family members retired, the two took Tammy to the basement and Homolka held a cloth soaked in Halothane to Tammy's mouth. Once Tammy was unconscious the couple raped her. During the rape Tammy began choking on her own vomit and ultimately died. The drugs in Tammy's system went undetected and her death was ruled an accident.

Karla eventually confessed her involvement in her sister's death in a letter she wrote to her parents. For Tammy's death, Homolka received and additional two-year prison sentence on top of the 10-year-sentence she received in exchange for her complete disclosure of the couple's crimes.

Second Victim was Leslie Mahaffy

On June 15, 1991, Paul Bernardo kidnapped Leslie Mahaffy and brought her to the couple's home. Bernardo and Karla Homolka repeatedly raped Mahaffy over a course of several days, videotaping many of the assaults. They eventually killed Mahaffy, cut her body into pieces, encased the pieces in cement, and threw the cement in a lake. On June 29 Mahaffy's remains were found by a couple canoeing on the lake.

According to Bernardo's attorney Tony Bryant, Bernardo claimed that it was Homolka who insisted Mahaffy be murdered because during one of the rapes her blindfold fell off and Homolka was afraid of being recognized. Bernardo said his partner's original plan was to murder Mahaffy by injecting air bubbles into her bloodstream.

Paul had been raping for years, but he never murdered anyone until he met Karla Homolka

Third victim was Kristen French

On April 16, 1992, the Homolka and Bernardo kidnapped 15-year-old Kristen French from a church parking lot after Homolka lured her to their car, pretending to need directions. The couple brought French to their home and for several days videotaped their acts of humiliating, torturing and sexually abusing her before killing her right before the couple left for Easter Sunday dinner with Homolka's family. Her body was later found in a ditch.

For her participation in the killing, Homolka received a mere 10-year prison sentence after agreeing to testify against her husband. Karla was given a deal by testifying against her husband. The deal was everything she told police was the truth. It wast the truth. It was learned by police after the videos surfaced that Karla was no victim.

The videos they found later showed Karla played a major roll in the murder and rape of all the girls.

Paul Bernardo will likely remain in prison for the rest of his life.

Paul Bernardo

I am not defending this man by any means, but he never murdered anyone until he met Karla Holmolka. I will never understand why the authorities didn't go back on the deal they made with her once they discovered those videos of her raping and killing those young girls?

Something wrong with Canadian legal system.


The video tapes

Once the police discovered the videos showing Karla's involvement in the rape and murder of those girls, all deals should have been off the table.

What the hell were thinking.

Free to kill again

How is it possible that a serial killer could be roaming around free. Karla has a family now, children and a husband and a life, something her victims never got. There is something seriously wrong with the Canadian legal system that they could allow a monster like this to go free.

Selfish for putting her children through the shame.

Why on earth would this monster have children and put them through a horrific life like they have had. Her children are in danger everyday of their lives. This just goes to show that Karla has no shame and no care for anyone but herself.

What kind of a man would marry a woman like this? Karla was never a victim, she was as much if not more a part of that crime than her husband Paul

Parents that have children going to the same school where Karla is visiting should petition to have her removed.

No parent should have to be concerned for their children when they drop them off at school. Bullying is a common fear, but the fear of your child being raped and murdered has to be on every parents mind that attends that school where Karla picks up and drops off her children. She should never have peace of mind. She didnt give that to any of her victims when she raped, slaughtered and buried them, then went off to get married and go on her honeymoon.

The victims seem to be forgotten while the murders are in the media everyday

I hope Karla Homolka never has one second of peace in her life.

Why do we only hear about the killers and we don't see about the victims?

It is almost impossible to find information on the victims, who they were what they were like. All these ever became was the victims of Karla and Paul Bernardo. That is so sad. Karla has her face plastered all over the internet like some kind of a star bride, or a victim of abuse. Karla is the reason so many battered woman don't get a fair trial. She is the reason real victims don't get to be heard.


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      MForbes 4 months ago from gatesville

      For starters, if they were so sure about Darin not killing those babies Darlie wouldn't be sitting on death row for 21 years.

      Don't think for one minute they aren't looking at Darin. The reason all the evidence was hidden was because the Rowlette police department screwed up royally. They had no clue how to handle that crime scene. If they did they never would have allowed Darin to race off to the neighbors to wash up. They would figured out Doug Mulder intentionally kept that second cpr he did in front of Waddell away from the jury. The prosecution knew Darin did it, the only reason they kept going after Darlie and setting her up was because they knew it was going to be hard to close a death sentence on Darin considering how bad the police screwed up.

      They slaughtered Alieen Wornos the same way just to shut up. They are doing it go Glossip and have done it to thousands before them. They even executed an innocent 14 year old boy. The state of Texas has no shame. The only thing they care about is blood. Guilt or innocence plays no part in their legal system.

      Chainsaw says it all about that state.

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      JezMyOpinion 4 months ago

      Casey, OJ, Karla all got away with murder. Thankful that Susan Smith, Diana Downs and Darlie Routier were 100% proven guilty.