Homolka released from jail yesterday

It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve years since Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were jailed for the vicious murder of teenagers Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, as well as the death of Tammy, Karla’s sister.

Yesterday, Karla Homolka was released from a minimum-security jail in Ste-Anne-Des-Plaines and within a few hours, agreed to an interview with the CBC. Watch the interview here.

I’m left with an uneasy feeling. Of course, she’s most likely not dangerous anymore, having gone from a scared little 17-year old girlfriend who did anything her disturbed boyfriend asked, to a grown up woman with education and a better understanding of life. But as she said, she hasn’t paid her debt socially and emotionally. Should she be allowed to walk out and go back to living a somewhat normal life, most likely in a small Québec village where not many people really know who she is, while the families of the teenagers who were murdered brutally are left with nothing? Who knows, maybe people will show a forgiveness I can’t understand and give her another chance. One thing that is certain is that Bernardo will never get this public forgiveness.

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