Karla Homolka

serial killer Karla Homolka

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.
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Birthday
04 May 1970
home town
Ontario

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Karla Homolka to no longer volunteer at Montreal elementary school - CTV News
Google News - 9 months
CTV News Karla Homolka to no longer volunteer at Montreal elementary school CTV News MONTREAL -- A private Montreal elementary school is moving to quell public fears following media reports about Karla Homolka doing some volunteer work there. The school, which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, says it will no longer ... Allison Hanes: I grew up in Karla Homolka's stalking ground. We must remain vigilantNational Post “She's dangerous”: Karla Homolka volunteered at elementary school, reports sayHamilton Spectator Thomas Mulcair's Full Comments On Karla Homolka, In ContextHuffington Post Canada Brockville Recorder and Times -Globalnews.ca -Mississauga -Mirror.co.uk all 57 news articles »
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Quebec town right to be shaken by Karla Homolka - Toronto Sun
Google News - almost 2 years
Toronto Sun Quebec town right to be shaken by Karla Homolka Toronto Sun Imagine, you've allowed your child to go over to their friend's house after school — unaware the kid's mom is a notorious serial killer. Maybe she's a chaperone for the basketball team or a volunteer at lunch. Wouldn't you want to know that Karla ... Karla Homolka's return to Châteauguay sends shock waves through Quebec communityNational Post Centennial Park Elementary parents shocked by reports Karla Homolka lives nearbyCTV News Parents in Montreal suburb upset after reports of Karla Homolka's returnThe Globe and Mail iNews880.com -570 News -640 Toronto News -Globalnews.ca all 21 news articles »
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Karla Homolka has tried to dodge public eye
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Despite being one of Canada’s most notorious criminals, Karla Homolka has a knack for blending in.
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'I'm The Spider, She's The Fly'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Laura Prepon has certainly moved on from her "That '70s Show" days -- since her time on the popular comedy, she's been in several movies and has had roles on multiple TV shows, including the illustrious title role of Chelsea in "Are You There, Chelsea?" Lest we forget that she also played notorious criminal Karla Homolka in the movie "Karla." While that role was much darker, in a way it's kind of an appropriate segue to Prepon's casting as Alex Vause in Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black." Mysterious and unquestionably charismatic, Alex is the reason for main character Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling)'s imprisonment. Or at least, that's what Piper likes to believe. As Alex, with her trademark red locks long gone, Prepon wields her jet-black hair like a weapon; it's representative of a shadier, more secretive character. HuffPost TV chatted with Prepon on a press tour in Toronto, where she opened up about gratuitous sex scenes and playing a lesbian drug dealer. HuffPos...
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Guilty, but not criminally responsible: This defence for an ultra-violent crime can be a calculated shortcut to freedom
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Despite the late find of some horrendous video tapes that amounted to snuff films, and the notorious “deal with the devil” involving Karla Homolka, serial rapist and school-girl killer Paul Bernardo could have just as easily been found “not criminally responsible” for his litany of unspeakable crimes.
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Lena Dunham: 'I Obviously Don't Find Rape Or Murder Funny'
Huffington Post - over 5 years
"Girls" star Lena Dunham thought she was being cute and quirky when she responded to Mindy Kaling's tweet asking if she wanted to dress up as the West Memphis Three -- a trio of teenagers who many believe were wrongly convicted of murdering three boys in the '90s -- for Halloween along with B.J. Novak, but managed to offend people instead. "You guys go as killer Canadian couple Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka. I'll be her sister they murdered. Scariest! Luv U," she tweeted back at Kaling and Novak, without realizing her words would upset so many people. The husband-and-wife serial killer duo, Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka, were convicted of raping and killing at least three teenage girls in the early '90s, including Homolka's younger sister, and Bernardo is suspected of several other unsolved rapes. Bernardo is currently serving a life sentence in prison, while Holmolka was convicted of manslaughter in exchange for her testimony against Bernardo, and served onl...
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Karla Homolka has the right to live in peace
Calgary Sun - over 5 years
It’s doubtful that anyone who knows the case — and everyone who doesn’t — isn’t aware that Karla Homolka got away with murder when she was sentenced to only 12 years in the deaths of three teenagers, one of whom was her sister.
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Paula Todd Finds Karla Homolka On Remote Island
eCanada Now - over 5 years
Journalist Paula Todd finds Karla Homolka Journalist Paula Todd has spent years hunting down the schoolgirl killer Karla Homolka. She tracked her down to the small tropical island of Guadeloupe where she lives with three of her children and her husband Thierry Bordelais. Homolka now 42, was convicted of manslaughter in 1993 after striking a deal with the prosecutors to give them information leading to the conviction of her then husband Paul Bernardo.. She served 12 years in prison and was released in 2005. For his part, Bernardo received a life sentence. The pair were arrested for the rape and murder of two young girls and the drug-induced death of her sister Tammy. Paula Todd has written a book about tracking down Homolka. Paula Todd Finds Karla Homolka On Remote Island In the short e-book titled Finding Karla: How I Tracked Down an Elusive Serial Child Killer and Discovered a Mother of Three, Todd describes how she followed a tip she found on the Internet that Homolka...
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'She froze': Author describes moment she locked eyes on Karla Homolka, now mother of three
Natiobak Post - over 5 years
Homolka is now a mother of three and married to the brother of her long-time prison lawyer Sylvie Bordelais, according to author Paula Todd
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Matthew Fisher: Luka Rocco Magnotta shared cellblock with accused Turkish beheader
Natiobak Post - over 5 years
What are the odds that two men suspected of beheading their partners and dismembering their bodies would be arrested about three kilometres apart on the same day, and that they would end up jailed in the same cellblock for murders that were committed on different sides of the Atlantic Ocean? Luka Rocco Magnotta — perhaps Canada’s most notorious accused killer since Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka went to trial — spent nearly 24 hours incarcerated only a few metres away from a Turkish man, Orhan S., who is accused of tossing the remains of wife Semanur — including her severed head — into a courtyard as police, neighbours and some of their young children watched in horror. Related As Lin blogged about his cat, promos appeared for '1 Lunatic, 1 Ice Pick' Police investigating Luka Rocco Magnotta link to Hollywood dismemberment killing All evidence links Vancouver body parts to Luka Rocco Magnotta case: police Luka Rocco Magnotta manhunt ends with whimper in Berlin ...
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The Lockerbie bomber's release cannot be undone - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 6 years
When a horrifying and unjust plea deal in Ontario was made to free sex-killer Karla Homolka after 12 years, there was no way to undo it and put her back in jail. A more just deal could not have been imposed later without undermining the rule of law
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Moms seek to end movie plans for Bathurst High School basketball tragedy - Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Karla, a 2006 American thriller based on the grisly crimes of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka triggered an enormous backlash led by the families of the serial killers' victims but the film was eventually released
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Ontario PCs to put GPS trackers on sex offenders - CottageCountryNow.ca
Google News - over 6 years
“Hudak wants to spend $50 million to protect families from (convicted) sex offenders, but how would that have protected the women who were murdered by Russell Williams, Paul Bernardo or Karla Homolka?” Waters feels the money spent on GPS devices would
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Story tellers, including filmmakers, should not be thwarted - Times and Transcript
Google News - over 6 years
Objections were also raised in the past when other sensitive subjects were tackled in film, such as a movie about Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. People connected to their victims in Ontario didn't want their loved ones' deaths sensationalized in a
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Le refuge de Guy Turcotte - Canoë
Google News - over 6 years
L'hôpital psychiatrique du boulevard Henri-Bourassa a accueilli certains des criminels les plus médiatisés au pays, de Karla Homolka à Valéry Fabrikant. Mais une fois le détecteur de métal franchi et les portes déverrouillées, on se retrouve « dans un
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analysisA small victory for TV in the courtroom - CBC.ca
Google News - over 6 years
... a more informed debate about the effectiveness of the police response to Bernardo's numerous assaults on women, culminating in the murder of two young women in Southern Ontario, and the justice of the penalty received by his wife Karla Homolka
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The new cost of criminal pardons - rabble.ca (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
This was the government's response to the news that notorious child-molester Graham James had received a pardon, and that Karla Homolka would soon be eligible to apply. In its efforts to deal quickly with a perceived gap in the law,
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Brutálně vraždili a znásilňovali. A to vše kvůli lásce - Topzine.cz (Blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Karla Homolka se narodila v městečku Port Credit v Ontariu 4. května 1970, je dcerou československého imigranta Karla Homolky. Paul Bernardo se narodil v 27. srpna 1964 v Torontu. Osud je svedl dohromady 17. října 1987 v kavárně ve Scarborough
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A critical guide to TV, movies, theatre and music, with daily event roundups ... - Toronto Life (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
“Evil knows no gender,” she says, pointing to women like Karla Homolka. But I'm not sure that Homolka is in the league of Richard III, who massacres children and his own family and betrays his nation and overthrows the peaceful political order more or
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Casey Anthony will be released from jail July 17 - CTV.ca
Google News - over 6 years
Did we forget about Karla Homolka with more than one murder and also rape. She walks free here in Quebec. The court system all over the world treats women better than a man. Also sometimes if your white or rich. I hope now at least she can now be a
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    News reports as of 20 April 2016 placed Homolka as living with her children in Châteauguay, Quebec.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    On Friday 17 October 2014, the jury in the first degree murder trial of Luka Magnotta heard that Karla Homolka is living in Quebec.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 36
    On 14 December 2007, CityNews reported that Homolka had left Canada for the Antilles so that her now one-year-old could lead a "more normal life."
    Sun Media reported in 2007 that Homolka had given birth to a baby boy.
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  • 2006
    Age 35
    TVA reported on 8 June 2006, that Homolka's request to have her name changed was rejected.
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  • 2005
    Age 34
    On 30 November 2005, Quebec Superior Court Judge James Brunton lifted all restrictions imposed on Homolka, saying there was not enough evidence to justify them.
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    On 21 August 2005, Le Courrier du Sud reported that she had been sighted in the South Shore community of Longueuil, across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal.
    The national media reported in July 2005 that Homolka had relocated to the Island of Montreal.
    On 4 July 2005, Homolka was released from Ste-Anne-des-Plaines prison.
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    On 10 June 2005, Senator Michel Biron declared that the conditions placed on Homolka were "totalitarian", according to an interview with CTV Newsnet.
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    He ruled that Homolka, upon her release on 4 July 2005, would still pose a risk to the public-at-large.
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    On 2 June 2005, the network said, "the Ontario Crown will ask a Quebec judge to impose conditions under Section 810 of Criminal Code on Homolka's release." "The French and Mahaffy families want even tighter restrictions on Homolka, including asking that she submit to electronic monitoring or yearly psychological and psychiatric assessment," CTV said.
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    Michael Bryant, Ontario's Attorney General fought to get Homolka on the agenda at a meeting of Canada's justice ministers. "He wants the federal government to expand the category of dangerous offenders to ‘catch those slipping between the cracks.’" "Bilingual and armed with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Queen's University, Homolka may choose to try to live a quiet life in Quebec, where her crimes are not as well known as they are in English-speaking Canada," reported CTV in May 2005.
    Public outrage about Homolka's plea deal continued until her high-profile release from prison in 2005.
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  • 2001
    Age 30
    On 6 December 2001, only seven days before Homolka dumped Véronneau, Meuneer said she asked Homolka why she continued her lesbian relationship while being in love with a man.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    While being evaluated in 2000, Homolka told psychiatrist Robin Menzies that she did not consider the relationship to be homosexual, as Véronneau "'saw herself as a man and planned to undergo a sex operation in due course,' the psychiatrist wrote."
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  • 1999
    Age 28
    In 1999, Toronto Star reporter Michelle Shephard came into possession of copies of her application to transfer to the Maison Thérèse-Casgrain, run by the Elizabeth Fry Society, and published the story noting the halfway house's proximity to local schools, hours before the Canadian courts issued a publication ban on the information.
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  • 1997
    Age 26
    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.
  • 1995
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 22
    Homolka was tried on 28 June 1993, though the publication ban the court had imposed limited the details released to the public, who were barred from the proceedings.
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    On 18 May 1993, Homolka was arraigned on two counts of manslaughter.
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    By spring, 1993, it was clear that the Crown's case against Bernardo depended on Homolka's evidence. "In simple terms, to secure a conviction against him, her story had to be believed.
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    During the 1993 investigation, Homolka stated to investigators that Bernardo had abused her, and that she had been an unwilling accomplice to the murders.
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    Homolka and Bernardo were arrested in 1993.
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  • 1991
    Age 20
    Six months before their wedding in 1991, Homolka stole the anesthetic agent halothane from the Martindale Veterinarian Clinic where she worked.
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    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 sister Tammy.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on May 4, 1970.
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