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Karla Homolka Volunteers At Montreal Elementary School

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Homolka, who was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 12 years in prison in the deaths of schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, and also played a role in the death of her 15-year-old sister Tammy, has been regularly seen at a private Christian school in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, a residential neighbourhood in Montreal.


Breakfast Television Montreal has learned Homolka has regularly been seen at Greaves Adventist Academy, where her children attend classes, and her appearance has some parents concerned.

Lily, who didn’t want her real identity revealed, said Homolka not only drops off and picks up her children but occasionally volunteers at the school.

“We don’t want her here,” Lily said.

“How would you feel knowing that your child is interacting with a person who is a serial killer? It’s not right.”

Several sources connected with the school said that on March 22 Homolka helped supervise a group of kindergarten students during a field trip to the Montreal Science Centre.

Lily said many parents have spoken to the school principal but nothing has changed.


Greaves Adventist Academy, a private Christian school, says it is aware of Homolka’s past, adding that she is not a regular volunteer and is never left alone with any of the kids, CityNews reports.

However, school superintendent Marc Bouzy told the Montreal Gazette in mid-May that the academy hadn’t received any complaints about Homolka’s involvement at the school.

It was revealed last April that Homolka had been living in Montreal for two years. At the time, a lawyer for Homolka’s victims called the news “upsetting.”

“Knowing that she is in Quebec with three children and living a normal life presents some real problems,” said Tim Danson, lawyer for the French and Mahaffy families, last year to Global News.

At the time, Danson said that he believes the police should make the community aware of Homolka’s whereabouts as she enjoys the normal life his clients will never again have.

“She is able to spend her life with her children; she can tuck them into bed; she can spend the time, she can hold them. My clients can’t do that because she participated in their murder.”


Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo met in 1987, when he was 23 and she was 17. They married in 1991, six months after they raped and killed Karla’s sister, Tammy, and two weeks after abducting, raping and killing 14- year-old Leslie Mahaffy. The following year in April of 1992, 15-year-old Kristen French was the next young lady unlucky enough to cross paths with the Bernardos, and her fate would be the same as that of Tammy Homolka, and Ms. Mahaffy.

Three months after Paul and Karla met, a series of brutal rapes began in Scarborough, Toronto, a large suburban area where Paul Bernardo lived. The last assault attributed to the Scarborough Rapist occurred in 1990.

Mention “The Ken and Barbie Killers” to a true crime buff, and you’ll probably hear about two things which make this case significant: one is that Paul and Karla videotaped themselves sexually assaulting Ms. Mahaffy and Ms. French, and Karla’s sister, Tammy. The other is the part those tapes would play—and wouldn’t play—in their prosecution.

Paul Bernardo admitted he was responsible for every sexual assault attributed to him, but he steadfastly maintained Homolka had been the killer; Homolka, of course, pointed the finger at Bernardo, and it isn’t likely we will ever know the truth of the matter. However, to this day Paul Bernardo insists he never killed anyone. And while they are hardly better off, it is worth noting that the 19 victims of the Scarborough Rapist are still alive: not one girl died until Karla Homolka, literally, was in the picture.

Bernardo was never the most stable character in the best of times, and after the death of Kristen French he began to psychologically “disassemble”. In late December, 1992, he beat his wife so badly the ER doctor reported in his 15 years it was the worst case of domestic abuse he’d seen.

On February 1, 1993, The Toronto Metro police received notification of positive DNA matches to Bernardo for three of the rapes in Scarborough, and Karla was only too happy to lend them her views of her now estranged husband. Everything unraveled after that, and soon both Paul and Karla would find themselves facing the legal consequences of their actions.


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