Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Karla Homolka's Plea Agreement


Karla Homolka in "prison"
Joliette, Quebec


For your reading (dis)pleasure, Mascara and Murder presents the Plea Agreement signed by "Karla Leanne Bernardo" in 1993, as well as her authorization for her legal counsel to enter into a Plea Agreement with the Crown.

The first of these two documents (written by Homolka herself) is especially telling; for a battered woman who was apparently suffering levels of post-traumatic stress comparable to a holocaust survivor, she did a commendable job articulating precisely what she expected of the justice system in exchange for testimony against estranged husband Paul Bernardo.


Karla Homolka: Plea Agreement Authorization (PDF)

Karla Homolka: Plea Agreement (PDF)

8 comments:

  1. just because it's meant to look like she wrote it.. you can bet the lawyer did and she signed it.. don't be silly

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  2. Although Homolka was very well-versed on the subject of crime and punishment through her voracious reading, I don't believe that Karla wrote this herself. Very clearly the work of her lawyer.

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  3. is this a forum or wth is this :^D this is awesome i came her while looking for homolka stff :-O

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    1. I tried using a forum, but I'm too particular about formatting -- I need total control!! Blogger is easy to use, ranks well in searches, and allows me to be fastidious about format :D

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  4. so these documents are legitimate right?

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    1. As far as I can tell, yes! Obviously, these are not the originals, but the content is legit.

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