Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka

Fighting for Her Freedom

The restrictions placed on Karla Homolka to ensure the public safety were called unconstitutional by her lawyers when they filed a brief on July 5, 2005 trying to get all of the restrictions dropped.

Her chances were not enhanced when her ex-husband, Paul Bernardo, claimed it was Karla who killed the two schoolgirls.

The Globe and Mail reported that police are not taking any special security measures to track Homolka, although they are aware of her whereabouts.

CNEWS wrote that Homolka's "first days of freedom have been spent holed up in an apartment amid fears that media outlets will report on her whereabouts."

"She can't leave the apartment because it's too dangerous right now for her," lawyer Christian Lachance said.

Karla Homolka went on TV just before her release expressing remorse for what she had done with Paul Bernardo. It's doubtful that the public is buying it though.


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