It is hard to fathom the horrific acts that Karla Homolka participated in including luring her own sister into the hands of a mad man as an offering of her love. Unfortunately the scope of her involvement in these rapes, tortures, and killings went unknown until a video tape surfaced after her sentencing. The tape showed more than an innocent by stander as she plead in her case.
Karla Homolka, one of Canada’s most infamous female convicts, served only 12 years for her involvement with these crimes in the 1990’s. Her boyfriend, Paul Bernardo, had a gruesome appetite to rape and torture teenage girls and when all was done, he would murder them. Karla, finding this out decided to join him in his ventures. He was dubbed as the Scarborough Rapist by the police and the media.
In her childhood years Karla Homolka grew up in a Port Credit, Ontario in what anyone would describe as a “normal family”. She is the oldest of three girls, well adjusted, pretty, and popular in her high school. Her love of animals brought her to a veterinarian clinic where she worked after finishing school. No one ever suspected that she was a young woman harboring deep psychotic desires that were about to become unleashed.
Meets Paul Bernardo
Karla Homolka attended a pet convention in Toronto for her work and met 23 year old Paul Bernardo. She was a 17 year old attractive blonde who fell for the charismatic Bernardo immediately. Their sexual relationship started the same day they met, with it turning sado-masochistic very quickly. Bernardo took on the role as master with Homolka in the slave position filling his every want and need.
The relationship between Homolka and Bernardo intensified over the next few years and they fed off each other’s psychotic behavior. During this time Benardo begins raping young teenage girls with Karla Homolka’s blessing. He would attack women as they got off of a bus and put them through humiliating sexual acts, torture them, and kill them. He was unknown but the killer was dubbed as the “Scarborough Killer” by media and police.
Karla Homolka was not a virgin when she met Bernardo and this was a complaint he would bring up periodically to her. She was made to feel as if she cheated him of that honor. Karla, wanting to keep her man happy, decided to offer up her sister, who was a virgin, to give him the fantasy that he wanted. She took pet anesthetic from the vet clinic where she working and carried out the plot at and at her families Christmas party.
Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo spiked Tammy, Karla’s 14 year old sister’s drinks after the family retired for the evening. They took her to the cellar and the two of them repeated raped her. Tammy choked on her own vomit and died. The drugs went undetected in her system and the death was first ruled as accidental. Later changed to a homicide.
This Becomes a Habit.
This starts to become a habit with Karla Homolka befriending these young girls and eventually bringing them home, drugging them and raping them along side of Bernardo. They video taped their next conquests. This was done in a home the two shared together. The couple killed the girls and dispose of their bodies, even cutting one of the body into pieces and disposing it in a lake.
Karla Homolka and Paul Benardo married in a lavish and elegant wedding. They continued this raping and killing spree even after this event with one more teenage girl.
Paul Bernardo was caught and sentenced to life in prison and not long after that they started to look at Karla. With evidence mounting against her, she was offered a light prison sentence, 12 years for each murder to be served concurrently or together. She talked and was given 12 years for these horrendous crimes. She was released from Prison in 2005.
They had killed three teenage girls, one being Karla’s little sister. One of the girls got away after waking up from this horror and not realizing what had happened, the couple let her go. Karla Homolka said she was an innocent victim in these crimes and it wasn’t until she was sentenced and serving her time that the video tapes surfaced showing her real involvement in the rapes and murders. She was not an innocent bystander and took willing participation in these acts.
After here release she lived in Canada for a while and it is rumored she left with a new man and a baby to live in the Antilles in 2007.