Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka

Topics: Karla Homolka, Paul Bernardo, Leslie Mahaffy Pages: 4 (1349 words) Published: November 15, 2010
The ‘Ken and Barbie’ murders are a fascination for many Canadians still to this day. Despite 20 years passing since the infamous murders occurred, there is still much debate surrounding the crimes that took place. In analyzing this crime, it can be found that there is still many grey areas to the serial murderers: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. A young 17 year old girl named Karla Homolka met 23 year old Paul Bernardo at a restaurant in 1987. By late 1989 Paul and Karla were engaged as a happy couple, while Bernardo was raping numerous women in the Scarborough region with Homolka’s approval. In total, he admitted to sexually assaulting 14 women and being related to 53 charges in total. Paul wanted Karla’s younger sister’s virginity because Karla wasn’t a virgin. In July 1990 Bernardo and Homolka served Tammy a spaghetti dinner laced with Valium stolen from Homolka’s workplace. These drugs rendered Tammy unconscious as Bernardo raped her. This first attack lasted only a minute before Tammy became conscious again and bernardo was forced to stop. Homolka stole animal tranquilizers from her work and after their family Christmas dinner, Bernardo and Homolka served Tammy the drugs through beverages. She began to choke on her vomit while being raped by both of them and died. This was one of their first videotaped acts, and they were both let off free after Tammy’s death was ruled an accident. Friday June 14th, 1991 a rebellious girl named Leslie Mahaffy had broken her curfew and arrived home in the early hours of the morning only to find herself locked out of the house with her parents in bed. When attempting to enter her house she encountered Bernardo attempting to steal license plates when he then pulled a knife on her and kidnapped her. When he brought her to his home, Homolka was asleep and was angry when she woke up the next morning to find a new victim of Bernardo's. Being an obedient wife she began to sexually assault Mahaffy while participating in Bernardo’s...
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