Monday, December 24, 2012

Karla Does Christmas




The beautiful young lady in the photograph above is Karla Homolka's little sister, Tammy, who died tragically on Christmas Eve, 1990. An evening of holiday merriment at the Homolka home turned dark when Tammy  died as a result of being drugged and raped by older sister Karla and her fiance, Paul Bernardo. Although Tammy's death was initially ruled an accident, an unfortunate consequence of consuming too many holiday cocktails, the awful truth about what really happened that night was eventually revealed.

Years later, Karla testified against Bernardo (her estranged husband at that time) as he stood accused of two counts of first-degree murder in the sex-slayings of 14 year old Leslie Mahaffy and  15 year-old Kristen French. Behind closed doors with her lawyer and the police, and then again on the witness stand, Karla confessed that she helped Bernardo procure young victims to appease his desire for brutal sex with under age girls. She also confessed that one of those victims had been her own sister, Tammy.

In her 2005 interview with CBC Radio-Canada, Karla Homolka told reporter Joyce Napier that she has a particularly hard time coping with what she did around the holidays, presumably because of what she did to Tammy:

I think about it all the time. At every anniversary, every Christmas, all the time.


That makes sense, right? It seems perfectly logical that drugging, raping, and "accidentally" killing your baby sister on Christmas Eve would make it difficult to embrace the holiday spirit in years to come. Fortunately for Karla, Christmas hasn't been all bad since that unfortunate drug/rape/murder incident.

The following snips were taken from a social networking account known to belong to Karla Homolka:

December 4, 2009
Q: Tell us where you go, or where you have gone to see the best Christmas lights display.
A: Niagara Falls! I love the displays there, especially how the falls is lit up. Gorgeous!

For those familiar with the more intimate details of this horrifying case, Bernardo proposed to Karla in Niagara Falls on December 24, 1989 -- exactly one year before the fatal attack on Tammy. Evidently, her memories are so fond that they could not be tarnished by something so trivial as marrying a serial sex predator and heading down an utterly repulsive path of sex, death, and videotape.

December 8, 2009
Q: Tell us about how you decorate your Christmas tree! What color lights, what type of decorations…are they hand made? Passed down through generations? What’s on top?
A: we just decorated our tree last night! we use white lights and a bunch of different ornaments. every year we buy a new, special ornament for each of the kids. i love that. and we have a star on the top of our tree.

A bright, shining star atop the Christmas tree; sounds lovely, doesn't it? Her description calls to mind a tree I know I've seen before...



Paul & Karla spending their last Christmas together.
Just out of frame, a picture Karla's dead sister adorns a tabletop.


16 comments:

  1. Chilling. I don't think Karla feels guilt at Christmas... because of course she was abused and this was not her fault.

    Merry Christmas Ms. Kitty! I hope you and those who are dear to you are safe and happy.

    RIP Tammy. For tonight my thought are with the Holmoka family minus K.

    Timmy

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    1. Happy New Year, Timmy! I've been out of the mix with a nasty flu that robbed me of holiday enjoyment :( Tis the season to get sick, I guess!

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  2. With everything she's written or said online, Homolka still sounds like a sick little girl who's now playing house/ dolls with real live children nstead of with her barbie dolls. No clouds of remorse or guilt hang over Karlas head, that's for sure.

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    1. It blows my mind to hear her bring up the old days as though they were filled with nothing but happiness and pretty bows. If she were truly as victimized as she led us to believe, I would think she wouldn't be able to reminisce about those times at all without falling to the floor in a flashback-induced seizure... But of course, she doesn't.

      She hasn't changed at all.

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  3. It's been two christmas's thats come to pass since i've become aware of this story (thanks to the lifetime network presentation of "Karla") and each christmas since, there's a moment where Tammy, Leslie, Kristen come to my mind and heart. I think of 3 innocent, beautiful girls who where simply living there lives unaware that they were in danger.There is no explanation as to how KH could have sacrificed her own little sister. I don't believe there is any amount of abuse that would justify that. I read somewhere that a psychiatrist once stated that her abuse was similar to that of a concentration camp survivor. I don't recall those victims going to disneyland or hawaii. As a matter fact, those victim's had only thier captors to depend on for food and survival, karla had a loving, supportive family to turn to. Her relationship with paul was in the very early stages when she decided to give Tammy up as a christmas present. KH is just such an evil, selfish, vile person! I hpe when she's old and she looks in she will finally see the monster she is!

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    1. What did you think of the movie? I was thoroughly disgusted by the way Karla was portrayed, mainly because I was already familiar with the case. After I watched it, it became clear to me why it was met with such opposition by the families of the real victims in this awful case.

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    2. I saw that thing of filth. It was how I was introduced to the story so I wasn't aware of the true nature of Karla until I did my own checking. I'm glad I always do my own checking. As an American I was ashamed we put that out.

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  4. Really? I thought the movie portrayed her in a very negative light.

    I'll have to watch it again.

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    1. I got the sense the negative angle would only be clear to those who already know the case. I'm not sure that a fresh pair of eyes would pick up on the subtleties which highlight her culpability.

      Laura Prepon's Karla cried way too f*cking much. Anyone who has seen the tapes of her telling all to police know she didn't bat an eyelash recalling the horrifying details of the torture-killings of Leslie and Kristen.

      She appears under duress throughout the majority of the film, which aligns with Karla's version of the story. However, those who follow this case know that the truth more than likely lies somewhere in between Bernardo and Homolka's version of events. The way he tells it, it was Homolka who killed the girls.

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  5. AD: The movie was awful and very kind to karla, portraying her like the victim she is HA Not ! the movie left out almost half the story . cant you see karla telling people that's her story Paul's victim blah blah !
    karla is a wicked evil woman

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  6. I agree! The movie portrayed karla more as a victim than an accomplice! I actually remember feeling very sympathedic towards her (due to my own personal experiences). However, that compassion quickly turned to anger, after discovering the facts of her involvement! Her lack of empathy, compassion & emotion towards the victims astounds me! As a person who suffered abuse at the hands of a very mentally unstable person, i know my main concern was always protecting my family (there where times that i had to face that situation). So, for that reason, there is just no way i will ever comprehend karla's involvement (especially so...w/ her younger sister!)! I think she was just a very Self Serving, Diabolical person. All that seemed to (and i have no doubt...still does!) matter to her is getting what she wants at whatever cost!

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  7. And just to add....after watching "Autopsy Presents" on youtube, the segment where she is undressing one of the unconcious victims, she actually looks like an excited little girl as she's removing her (victim's) clothes! Just as she acted like a little girl in another clip where she was laying on the bed w/a book & her hair up in a ponytail. I think it was just as exciting to Karla as it was to Paul. That is, until she realized Paul was unravelling!!

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  8. Hey Miss Kitty! What's your thought on this article? http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/bernardo-s-lawyer-says-killer-agitated-over-attention-given-to-homolka-1.540031 I don't remember reading anything about it here in your blog. It's also qouted in Leslies and Pauls wiki, with this as a source.

    Also, thank you for your posts, you're the best! HUGS

    - Ida

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  9. Karla had plenty of chances to put an end to the horrific crimes that occurred and to think of the involvement she had in her sister's death!! She lacks empathy and is a truly sick individual. I don't feel sorry for her at all. She was enabling and even encouraging Paul's behavior.. she was just as much to blame for all the rapes and killings. She never once had empathy for the girls who were kidnapped; she could have turned her or her ex-husband in but she obviously just didn't care. She was abused and terrified of Paul and that's why she did what she did..?? Bullshit, those girls who were raped were very young and feared for their lives at every moment while the crazy bitch, Karla lived with the devil himself. She just wanted to make sure he was happy. What a sick twisted individual. She shouldn't be able to have children considering what she had done to her sister. Why should she be able to live a "normal" life? She does not deserve any happiness in this world and deserves to be rotting in prison for the rest of her life. Justice has not been served. Fuck you Karla.

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  10. Cheers to that. I feel the same way

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