Homolka Debacle

Relax people… this is merely a matter of Parole covering its ass because Karla refused treatment for the past 12 years.

Thu, December 16, 2004

Karla time bomb, parole board says

By KEVIN CONNOR, SUN MEDIA

TORONTO — Karla Homolka is a ticking time bomb who will kill again, a recent risk assessment by the National Parole Board says. “The commission believes if (Homolka) was freed before the end of the sentence … we are convinced you would commit an infraction that would result in the death or grave harm of another person,” says the Dec. 12 assessment obtained by Sun Media.

Homolka, 34, waived her last chance to fight for early prison release and will serve out her entire sentence which ends in seven months.

“I can’t believe she’ll get out when they know she will kill again. It’s absolutely beyond belief that our government places in jeopardy the lives of innocent Canadians,” said Joe Wamback of the Canadian Crime Victim Foundation.

“We have seen so many murders by released psychopaths in this country. Why do we continue to make the same mistakes in the name of justice?”

The board says that although Homolka interacts well with other inmates, she is secretive and hasn’t co-operated with reform programs.

Homolka has also refused to stop her correspondence with a male inmate at another institution in jail for “serious domestic violence.”

“Maintaining this relationship gives us serious concern. You have a higher risk of repeating your past behaviour with contact with this prisoner,” the board wrote.

Homolka has been refused early release by the board on three prior occasions.

Each time they said Homolka would repeat her crimes because she hasn’t taken the program for sexual delinquents seriously and “the criminal elements of your personality are still present.”

In the summer of 1997, Karla became the lesbian lover of Lynda Veronneau, who was chairman of the inmate committee in Joliette women’s prison in Joliette, Que.

Det. Wil Tonowski of the Edmonton police high-risk offender unit has met with Homolka and says she has expressed interest in living in Alberta upon her release.

“We are keeping an eye on her if she is considering coming to Alberta. If the parole board believes she is likely to cause death, then we may apply a Section 8-10 recognizance — a public disclosure of where she lives,” Tonowski said.

“We would use the parole board assessment to apply for further sanctions.”

Homolka received her 12-year sentence July 5, 1993, after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter for her part in the sex slayings of Kristen French, 15, and Leslie Mahaffy, 14.

Corrections Canada confirms Homolka’s jail sentence expires on July 5, 2005 — the same day her second victim, Mahaffy, would have turned 29.

Her sentence also reflected Homolka’s involvement in the Christmas Eve 1990 drug-rape death of her youngest sister, Tammy, 15, at her family’s St. Catharines bungalow.

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