Sat, June 4, 2005
JOLIETTE, QUE. -- The parents of Karla Homolka's teen murder victims are relieved the "psychopath" will be on a tight rein upon her July 4 release from prison.
However, while there was rejoicing at the court victory, the families are preparing for a war to be fought, battle by battle, year after year.
Following Judge Jean Beaulieu's ruling, Toronto lawyer Tim Danson said the families of slain teens Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy are keenly aware that the Section 810 order against Homolka will only be in force for the next year.
Danson revealed that Doug and Donna French and Debbie and Dan Mahaffy will fight Homolka on the annual anniversary of her release on an ongoing basis.
Danson has already hinted that the victims' families have spoken to experts and that their opinions differ greatly from psychiatrists and psychologists who have over the past 10 years assessed Homolka for Correctional Services Canada.
Danson said she is as bad as her ex-husband Paul Bernardo, who is serving life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for the first-degree murders of French and Mahaffy and an indefinite prison term for the manslaughter of Homolka's sister Tammy and more than a dozen rape victims in Scarborough.
"I've always said, over 10 years ago, 13 years ago, that Karla Homolka is a psychopath. My view is once a psychopath, always a psychopath. There is no medical cure for that."