Comments on Karla Homolka News Story
Those who are quick to defend Ms. Homolka’s volunteer presence among schoolchildren would do well actually to familiarize themselves with the nature of her crimes. As I recall, law enforcement officials involved in the case said it was one of the most horrific cases they ever had seen. As I further recall, her acts were so grisly that newspapers at the time would not even publish many of the details.
Moreover, she and her then-husband videotaped records of some of the torture and death they visited upon some of their innocent victims, and she clearly was shown therein to be a willing participant. Remember, also, that one of the torture/murder victims was her own sister, in whose rape Ms. Homolka actively participated.
In a plea bargain that became known as “The Deal With The Devil,” she was allowed to plead guilty to manslaughter in exchange for her implicating her husband.
I believe in forgiveness, and sometimes I believe in redemption, but I do not recall Ms. Homolka’s ever having taken full responsibility for her own behavior, or having issued a real apology to the families affected.
Please have the intellectual integrity to acquaint yourselves with the facts.
Kathryn Hawley Anderson