Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Oh sure, 'cause THAT'S fair

I don't know how far the story traveled, but I'm pretty sure that most people around these parts (my parts, I mean) know the horrendous story of Paul Bernardo and his wife Karla Homolka. He was a serial rapist before turning into a serial killer with a fondness for teenage girls. With the help of his loving bride, he first killed her little sister, then abducted, sexually assaulted, tortured and killed two area school girls - making sure to catch it all on film.

Karla was fully complicit. She was there. She participated in the torture. She helped kill her own sister, for God's sake. She later claimed spousal abuse and tried in vain to make it appear as though she too was a victim of this horrible man, but the public didn't buy it.

The "Deal with the Devil", as it has come to be known, meant that she would only serve 12 years for her part in the murders. She was finally released back into the free world last summer, much to the horror of the victims' families and society at large.

Her husband is still serving time and will likely never be released, thank God.

Karla, on the other hand, seems to have moved on. Yesterday she had a baby boy.

Yes, a convicted murderess who helped a man kill her own sister and then two teenage girls just had a child of her own.

Yeah, 'cause THAT'S fair.


Rosepetal said...

For the second time today I can leave the same comment:

The words "life" and "fair" should never be used in the same sentence.

Aurelia said...

I know about that case, and I've held off blogging about it, because all I want to do is scream everytime I hear about it.

CAS seizes kids because their parents don't have enough money to raise them, and yet they haven't seized this child, who is know in the custody of an admitted, convicted child molester.

She may have the legal right to get pregnant and have a baby, (yes pisses me off) but how on earth can she be allowed to keep and raise a child?


kate said...

Oh Jeez. No, i hadn't heard of that case. I agree with Aurelia's comment. And, also -- after this and the previous entry, it might be time to stop reading the paper and watching the news...i swear, there is nothing wrong with living life in ignorance of what is going on around you. Honestly, most of the time i don't want to know.

Erin said...

Correction: She had him Friday the 9th

I was sooooooooooo going to blog about this over the weekend and still may yet if I get the time. It just sickens me that she had a baby. disgusting isn't it?