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20070209: Canadian serial killer Karla Holmolka gives birth Vancouver Serial Killer News

The woman who won't go away is back again, amid new contentions that Karla Homolka has had a baby.

The rumour about the motherhood of Canada's most notorious female killer first surfaced on Wednesday. But a family member insisted to CityNews that it simply wasn't true.

Now Sun Media is reporting that Homolka, using the name Leanne Teale, did in fact produce a seven-pound baby boy at a Montreal hospital last Saturday.

The 36-year-old had once proclaimed she wanted to put her past behind her and become a wife and a mother. If the report is true, it appears she's halfway to that goal.

She's apparently applied for a passport to make the rest happen. It's said she plans to fly to the Caribbean to wed her husband, who hasn't been named.

Homolka has been married before, of course. Her former spouse, Paul Bernardo, remains in jail for murdering schoolgirls Kristen French and Lesley Mahaffy in the early 1990s, as well as Homolka's sister. 

She was convicted of helping him in his terrible crimes but arranged the so-called 'deal with the devil' for her testimony against him and got a lighter sentence of just 12 years.

She was released on July 4, 2005, and despite Ontario's attempts to restrain her with a host of legal conditions, a court ruled that she'd served her time and was entitled to live her life as a free woman.

There's no word on whether Homolka, her husband-to-be and their apparent new addition will leave Canada for good or plan to return some day. She's been trying to evade the media since settling in Quebec two years ago.

 

20070207: Notorious Serial Killer Had a Baby Boy, Plans Wedding Montreal Serial Killer News

Canadian media is reporting that the notorious Karla Homoka, now known as Leanne Teale, had a 7-pound baby boy last week. According to Alan Cairns, who has written extensively on the notorious killer, Karla and the baby's father are living on Montreal's south shore and are planning a West Indies wedding as soon as they secure the baby's passport. There is some speculation that they may leave Canada permanently.

Interestingly, Karla's mother and sister as well as her lawyer, Sylvie Bordelais, who Cairns reports may have introduced her to the father of the child, deny that Karla had a child. When Karla was released from prison in 2005, there were claims that Karla cooked meals for her then-boyfriend Jean-Paul Gerbert, a convicted murderer who is in prison for the 1998 murder of his girlfriend Cathy Carretta. Hopefully, this new fiancé, whose name has not been released, is a vast improvement from the standpoint of character, reputation and genetics than Gerbert. If only to dilute what Karla has contributed to this child.

Some say that psychopathic tendencies can lessen with age and increased maturity. Proponents of this view suggest that the most brutal crimes are committed by teenagers and young adults rather than people over thirty. While I am not aware of any studies done on how serial killers perform as mothers, there are some interesting cases that may provide some insight.

 

20051205: Restrictions Lifted on Serial Killer Homolka Quebec Serial Killer News
The families of her victims are hopeful that a judge's decision to lift all 14 restrictions on serial killer Karla Homolka, imposed by the court before she was released from prison, will be appealed by the Quebec government.

Quebec Justice Minister Yvon Marcoux decided to appeal the ruling just two days after a judge decided that Homolka can go where she wants and meet anyone she pleases, including her victim's families.

The decision by Quebec Superior Court Justice James Brunton to lift all of the restrictions on Homolka was another development in the Homolka case that outraged the families of her victims. The first came when she was given a plea bargain deal in which she received a sentence of only 12 years for the rape and murder of three young girls in exchange for testifying against her husband, Paul Bernardo.

Homolka portrayed herself as an abused wife forced into participating in Bernardo's criminal activity, but several videotapes that Homolka and Bernardo made of their crimes surfaced later, the truth to Homolka's involvement in the crimes came to light.

Quebec Justice Department lawyer Joanne Marceau said Justice James Brunton "misinterpreted the criteria used to determine if Homolka presented an imminent and serious danger." However, Brunton's decision is still in effect pending the appeal, meaning Homolka has no restrictions on her freedom.

 

20050615: Canada angry at serial killer`s release Toronto Serial Killer News
 

The pending prison release of a woman who helped her husband in kidnapping, raping and killing teenage girls in the `90s has Canadians outraged.

Karla Homolka, 35, has finished her full 12-year sentence in a Quebec prison for her role in the sexual assault and slaying of three girls, including her own sister.

Outrage is running high in the country over her pending freedom while her now ex-husband Paul Bernardo will never leave penitentiary. In 1993, she went to Niagara Falls-area police with her story and struck a plea deal to receive only two manslaughter sentences for testifying against her husband.

During the trial, she portrayed herself as a victim, manipulated and beaten by Bernardo into cooperating, although videotapes the couple made of the attacks show little coercion.

"This is one of the most well-known, horrible cases in Canada," Anthony Doob, a criminology professor at the University of Toronto told ABC News. "People believe she got away with murder, literally."

 

20050125: Karla Homolka May Not Get Out Of Prison Ontario Serial Killer News
Ontario's Attorney General is pushing for Canada-wide changes to dangerous offender laws, so that convicted sex offenders like Karla Homolka can be put back in prison if they pose a threat to society.

Attorney General Michael Bryant fought to get Homolka on the agenda at a meeting next week in Ottawa of Canada's justice ministers. He wants the federal government to expand the category of dangerous offenders to "catch those slipping between the cracks."

"Those who weren't found to be dangerous offenders the first time around, they are being released to the community. And it's clear that they are a danger to the community," Bryant says.

CFTO's Paul Bliss says Bryant has talked with provincial justice ministers about his concerns, and they are listening.

"Ontarians deserve public safety when it comes to the release of this person, and they are going to get it," says Bryant.

Homolka, 34, is due to be released from prison on July 5. She is serving a 12-year manslaughter sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Ontario schoolgirls Kristen French, 15, and Leslie Mahaffy, 14.

As part of her plea agreement, Homolka became a Crown witness and testified against her former husband, Paul Bernardo.

Bernardo, who has been declared a dangerous offender, is serving a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole.

Even though her sentence will be up in six months, the National Parole Board said in its annual review of Homolka's case in December that she poses a continuing danger to society.

The board said it had serious concerns about Homolka's decision to correspond with an offender in another prison. It also said rehabilitation seems to have had a limited affect on Homolka.
 

20070209: Canadian serial killer Karla Holmolka gives birth Vancouver Serial Killer News

The woman who won't go away is back again, amid new contentions that Karla Homolka has had a baby.

The rumour about the motherhood of Canada's most notorious female killer first surfaced on Wednesday. But a family member insisted to CityNews that it simply wasn't true.

Now Sun Media is reporting that Homolka, using the name Leanne Teale, did in fact produce a seven-pound baby boy at a Montreal hospital last Saturday.

The 36-year-old had once proclaimed she wanted to put her past behind her and become a wife and a mother. If the report is true, it appears she's halfway to that goal.

She's apparently applied for a passport to make the rest happen. It's said she plans to fly to the Caribbean to wed her husband, who hasn't been named.

Homolka has been married before, of course. Her former spouse, Paul Bernardo, remains in jail for murdering schoolgirls Kristen French and Lesley Mahaffy in the early 1990s, as well as Homolka's sister. 

She was convicted of helping him in his terrible crimes but arranged the so-called 'deal with the devil' for her testimony against him and got a lighter sentence of just 12 years.

She was released on July 4, 2005, and despite Ontario's attempts to restrain her with a host of legal conditions, a court ruled that she'd served her time and was entitled to live her life as a free woman.

There's no word on whether Homolka, her husband-to-be and their apparent new addition will leave Canada for good or plan to return some day. She's been trying to evade the media since settling in Quebec two years ago.

 

20070207: Notorious Serial Killer Had a Baby Boy, Plans Wedding Montreal Serial Killer News

Canadian media is reporting that the notorious Karla Homoka, now known as Leanne Teale, had a 7-pound baby boy last week. According to Alan Cairns, who has written extensively on the notorious killer, Karla and the baby's father are living on Montreal's south shore and are planning a West Indies wedding as soon as they secure the baby's passport. There is some speculation that they may leave Canada permanently.

Interestingly, Karla's mother and sister as well as her lawyer, Sylvie Bordelais, who Cairns reports may have introduced her to the father of the child, deny that Karla had a child. When Karla was released from prison in 2005, there were claims that Karla cooked meals for her then-boyfriend Jean-Paul Gerbert, a convicted murderer who is in prison for the 1998 murder of his girlfriend Cathy Carretta. Hopefully, this new fiancé, whose name has not been released, is a vast improvement from the standpoint of character, reputation and genetics than Gerbert. If only to dilute what Karla has contributed to this child.

Some say that psychopathic tendencies can lessen with age and increased maturity. Proponents of this view suggest that the most brutal crimes are committed by teenagers and young adults rather than people over thirty. While I am not aware of any studies done on how serial killers perform as mothers, there are some interesting cases that may provide some insight.

 

20051205: Restrictions Lifted on Serial Killer Homolka Quebec Serial Killer News
The families of her victims are hopeful that a judge's decision to lift all 14 restrictions on serial killer Karla Homolka, imposed by the court before she was released from prison, will be appealed by the Quebec government.

Quebec Justice Minister Yvon Marcoux decided to appeal the ruling just two days after a judge decided that Homolka can go where she wants and meet anyone she pleases, including her victim's families.

The decision by Quebec Superior Court Justice James Brunton to lift all of the restrictions on Homolka was another development in the Homolka case that outraged the families of her victims. The first came when she was given a plea bargain deal in which she received a sentence of only 12 years for the rape and murder of three young girls in exchange for testifying against her husband, Paul Bernardo.

Homolka portrayed herself as an abused wife forced into participating in Bernardo's criminal activity, but several videotapes that Homolka and Bernardo made of their crimes surfaced later, the truth to Homolka's involvement in the crimes came to light.

Quebec Justice Department lawyer Joanne Marceau said Justice James Brunton "misinterpreted the criteria used to determine if Homolka presented an imminent and serious danger." However, Brunton's decision is still in effect pending the appeal, meaning Homolka has no restrictions on her freedom.

 

20050615: Canada angry at serial killer`s release Toronto Serial Killer News
 

The pending prison release of a woman who helped her husband in kidnapping, raping and killing teenage girls in the `90s has Canadians outraged.

Karla Homolka, 35, has finished her full 12-year sentence in a Quebec prison for her role in the sexual assault and slaying of three girls, including her own sister.

Outrage is running high in the country over her pending freedom while her now ex-husband Paul Bernardo will never leave penitentiary. In 1993, she went to Niagara Falls-area police with her story and struck a plea deal to receive only two manslaughter sentences for testifying against her husband.

During the trial, she portrayed herself as a victim, manipulated and beaten by Bernardo into cooperating, although videotapes the couple made of the attacks show little coercion.

"This is one of the most well-known, horrible cases in Canada," Anthony Doob, a criminology professor at the University of Toronto told ABC News. "People believe she got away with murder, literally."

 

20050125: Karla Homolka May Not Get Out Of Prison Ontario Serial Killer News
Ontario's Attorney General is pushing for Canada-wide changes to dangerous offender laws, so that convicted sex offenders like Karla Homolka can be put back in prison if they pose a threat to society.

Attorney General Michael Bryant fought to get Homolka on the agenda at a meeting next week in Ottawa of Canada's justice ministers. He wants the federal government to expand the category of dangerous offenders to "catch those slipping between the cracks."

"Those who weren't found to be dangerous offenders the first time around, they are being released to the community. And it's clear that they are a danger to the community," Bryant says.

CFTO's Paul Bliss says Bryant has talked with provincial justice ministers about his concerns, and they are listening.

"Ontarians deserve public safety when it comes to the release of this person, and they are going to get it," says Bryant.

Homolka, 34, is due to be released from prison on July 5. She is serving a 12-year manslaughter sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Ontario schoolgirls Kristen French, 15, and Leslie Mahaffy, 14.

As part of her plea agreement, Homolka became a Crown witness and testified against her former husband, Paul Bernardo.

Bernardo, who has been declared a dangerous offender, is serving a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole.

Even though her sentence will be up in six months, the National Parole Board said in its annual review of Homolka's case in December that she poses a continuing danger to society.

The board said it had serious concerns about Homolka's decision to correspond with an offender in another prison. It also said rehabilitation seems to have had a limited affect on Homolka.
 


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