2018.05.26 Bernardo to appear in court on weapons charge for a "homemade shank composed of a screw and a pen for a handle".
2016.11.01 Paul Bernardo is scheduled for a day-parole hearing in March 2017. He has been scheduled for day-parole hearings on several occasions since he applied in 2015, but each one has been adjourned. Bernardo became eligible for day parole on February 17, 2015 according to the Parole Board and is eligible for full parole in 2018.
Paul Bernardo sits in the back of a police cruiser as he leaves a hearing in St. Catharines, Ontario, April 5, 1994. Frank Gunn/CP
The father of one of Canada's most infamous convicted murderers, Paul Bernardo, has spoken to media about staying in touch with his son and rehashed his anger that Bernardo's former wife and accomplice, Karla Homolka, is no longer in prison.
Ken Bernardo spoke to the Toronto Sun about his son Paul's conviction of the rape, torture and murder of Leslie Mahaffy, Kristen French and Tammy Homolka committed between 1990 and 1992.
Paul Bernardo was convicted of first-degree murder and declared a dangerous offender, while Karla Homolka served a 12-year sentence for manslaughter and now lives in Guadeloupe with another husband and three children, according to a book published last year.
Ken complained that Karla "got away" with the crimes she committed with his son, but he told the Toronto Sun he doesn't talk about the past when he visits Paul.
"We don't talk about the past. We just go on. What can you do about it?" he told the Sun.
Bernardo will also be leaving part of the past behind after moving from the Kingston penitentiary to the maximum-security Millhaven Penitentiary, according to the Sun, where he will continue to serve his time isolated from other prisoners.
In April 2015, the Ottawa Citizen reported that the Prison watchdog was concerned over a prisoner in solitary confinement for over 17 years. Correctional Service Canada won't say who the prisoner is but it is rumoured the prisoner is Paul Bernardo.
The Oslo District Court ruled on April 20, 2016 in favor of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's complaint that the Norwegian state violated his human rights by keeping him in solitary confinement.
"The court decided in favor of the plaintiff on the issue regarding the European Convention of Human Rights, article 3 which relates to 'inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment'".
On June 2 2017, the Seventh-day Adventist Church moved to quell public fears about Karla Homolka doing some volunteer work there and announced "it won't allow anyone with a criminal record to volunteer in any capacity on school grounds" but never mentioned Homolka by name.
Karla Homolka has been regularly seen at a private Christian school in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, a residential neighbourhood in Montreal where her children attend classes. Her appearance has some parents concerned who state Homolka not only drops off and picks up her children but occasionally volunteers at the school.
“We don't want her here” -- parent
Many parents have spoken to the school principal but nothing has changed.
In a statement, the Seventh-day Adventist Church addressed parents' concerns.
"The Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the administration of the academy are committed to providing quality education and enriching learning experiences to its students."
"While we work through the concerns stated by parents and other stakeholders, we welcome those associated with the school to contact the Quebec Conference office of Education."
"The school board was fully aware of who she is. She is not a regular volunteer, and can never be alone with any children, either in school or churches." the spokesman said.
"It is protocol for all of our schools across Canada to do background checks, not only on teachers, but also volunteers as well as clergy. As I said, she is not a regular volunteer. Rarely would she have cause to go into the school, and when she is, she is never alone."
“got away with murder” -- Bernardo's father
CHATEAUGUAY, QC - Reports that Karla Homolka is living in the community and some of her three children are attending a local school was not confirmed [but it is in reality confirmed] by neither the school board nor the local police citing privacy laws and that all children have an obligation to be in school.
The fact Homolka had moved to Quebec with her husband, Thierry Bordelais, the brother of a Quebec lawyer who'd represented her, was confirmed in October 2014 by Homolka's older sister during testimony at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial.
Even Paul Bernardo's father complains she "got away" with murder in the article above.
Tanned, slimmer but still wary of strangers, Karla Homolka now has three children and lives in Guadeloupe under the name Leanne Bordelais, says a new book by journalist Paula Todd, who met the notorious former convict at her new home.
The book is the first confirmation of previous, sketchier news reports that Homolka married her lawyer's brother, gave birth and moved to the French Caribbean island to escape public scrutiny.
She had lived in Quebec following her 2005 release from a 12-year sentence for her role in the lurid sex killings of two Ontario schoolgirls and the drug-induced death of her sister Tammy.
Todd wrote that she found Homolka in a small apartment with her new spouse, Thierry Bordelais, and their three small children, a girl and two boys.
"Does the woman who killed three children now have three of her own? The irony comes crashing in," Paula. Todd wrote in the book, Finding Karla: How I Tracked Down an Elusive Serial Child Killer and Discovered a Mother of Three, which is to be released in electronic format Thursday afternoon.
The encounter took place this spring, the day after Karla Homolka turned 42, meaning on May 5. After exploring a remote Guadeloupe area where she believed Karla had relocated, Todd wrote that she found herself on a gravel sideroad, staring at a mailbox that said "Leanne Bordelais."
Beyond the mailbox was a fenced apartment building. On the second floor, "I look through it into a tiny, tidy kitchen. There, bent over the sink, is a petite woman with light hair. She turns her face sideways to see who's arriving. Then she freezes ...
"I have found Karla Homolka, and I'm not sure which of us is more shocked."
Mr. Bordelais wanted Todd to leave but Homolka, though distrustful, was not outright dismissive and took her visitor to another room and quizzed her.
Paula Todd explained that, as a journalist and lawyer, she wanted to research her life after prison.
Karla: St. Catharines' General Hospital, January 6, 1993. Notice the lip gloss
"Why should I trust you? I have everything to lose," karla replied.
When Paula Todd tried to make small talk, saying that her host seemed to be a good mother, Homolka snapped back, "That's funny that you think you can judge that after seeing me this short time."
Despite Homolka's caginess, she kept her visitor for an hour. "I'd say she was lonely and slightly bored," odd said.
Mr. Bordelais reappeared, however, holding a phone with their lawyer on the line, ending the conversation before Karla had made any substantive remark.
The book said that Homolka at that point made a slip that confirmed previous speculations that Mr. Bordelais is the brother of her long-time prison lawyer, Sylvie Bordelais.
Karla ended the meeting, refusing to comment further. "Nobody cares, and everything I've said is off the record," she told Todd.
Formerly married to the sex predator Paul Bernardo, Karla Homolka was released from prison after serving her entire sentence in the deaths of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy in the 1990s. She settled in Quebec, hoping that she was less known among francophones.
She changed her name to Karla Leanne Teale but reporters twice retraced her, at a suburban hardware store where she worked, then near an apartment in east-end Montreal. By 2007, the TVA television network reported that she had left for the Caribbean.