Karla Homolka

Serial Killer
Born May 4, 1970
Age 44
Hometown Ontario
Other Names Karla Leanne Teale

Karla Leanne Homolka, also known as Karla Leanne Teale, is a Canadian serial killer. She attracted worldwide media attention when she was convicted of manslaughter following a plea bargain in the 1991 and 1992 rape-murders of two Ontario teenage girls, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, as well as the rape and death of her own sister Tammy. Homolka and Paul Bernardo, her husband and partner-in-crime, were arrested in 1993.… Read More

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  • Karla Homolka Has Tried To Dodge Public Eye
    Calgary Sun - Sep 26, 2013
  • 'I'm The Spider, She's The Fly'
    Huffington Post - Jul 26, 2013
  • Guilty, But Not Criminally Responsible: This Defence For An Ultra Violent Crime Can Be A Calculated Shortcut To Freedom
    Calgary Sun - Jun 08, 2013
  • Lena Dunham: 'I Obviously Don't Find Rape Or Murder Funny'
    Huffington Post - Oct 18, 2012


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1970 Birth Born on May 4, 1970.


1987 17 Years Old Karla Homolka met Paul Bernardo at a Scarborough restaurant on October 17, 1987, while they were both attending a convention in Toronto. … Read More


1990 20 Years Old 1 More Event
During the summer of 1990, Bernardo became obsessed with Karla's younger sister Tammy, and told Karla that if she really loved him, she would let him deflower the girl. … Read More
1991 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Six months before their wedding in 1991, Homolka stole the anesthetic agent halothane from the Martindale Veterinarian Clinic where she worked.
On 16 April 1992, Homolka and Bernardo drove into a St. Catharines church parking lot, having spotted Kristen French. … Read More
Claiming that she had been in an automobile accident, the severely bruised Homolka returned to work on 4 January 1993. … Read More
1995 25 Years Old After her 1995 testimony against Bernardo, when Homolka returned to Kingston's Prison For Women, her mother started to suffer annual breakdowns between Thanksgiving and Christmas. … Read More
1997 27 Years Old Homolka was moved from Kingston in the summer of 1997 to Joliette Institution (a medium security prison in Joliette, Quebec, 80 km northeast of Montreal), a facility called "Club Fed" by its critics. … Read More


2000 - 2001 2 More Events
…  Public outrage about Homolka's plea deal continued until her high-profile release from prison in 2005. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old 1 More Event
TVA reported on June 8, 2006, that Homolka's request to have her name changed was rejected. … Read More
Sun Media reported in 2007 that Homolka had given birth to a baby boy. … Read More


2010 40 Years Old On April 19, 2010, The Vancouver Sun reported that Homolka would be eligible to seek pardon for her crimes in the summer of 2010. … Read More
2012 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, journalist Paula Todd found Homolka living in Guadeloupe, under the name Leanne Bordelais, with her husband and their three children. … Read More
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