Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka

Allegations

One of the conditions of Karla Homolka's release was that she was not to consort with criminals.  Another condition was that she was not to be in any position of authority with children under the age of 16.

Richer Lapointe claims that Karla cooked meals for her boyfriend Jean-Paul Gerbert, a convicted murderer who is in prison for the 1998 murder of his girlfriend Cathy Carretta. Gerbert is serving his sentence at the Laval Correctional Institute.

A spokesperson for the Laval prison says that it is not possible to bring food into the prison.

Another allegation from Lapointe was that Karla was trying to help the troubled son of her lesbian lover, Stivia Clermont, a convicted murderer.

The final allegation made against Karla was that she agreed to watch Lapointe's two sons, age nine and 14, for an hour or so and never informed him that she was violating her release restrictions.

One has to wonder about entrapment. Are these alleged violations of Karla's release restrictions, even if they are proven, really that severe?  Lapointe's motivations when he fought so hard to employ her are controversial.


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