Ontario calls for restrictions on Homolka after release
All provinces should place severe restrictions on the activities of Karla Homolka once she's released from prison this summer, Ontario's attorney general said Monday.
Michael Bryant said he will first ask a provincial court judge in Quebec for an order imposing "the strictest conditions possible" on Homolka "to help prevent the commission of another offence." Bryant said he would then try to get a similar court order in every province.
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Some speculate Homolka will live in Quebec once she is released, which is set to happen on July 5.
Section 810 of the Criminal Code allows the courts to impose curfews or restrict other activities of a released convict if there are reasonable grounds to fear the person may commit a criminal offence.
Homolka received a 12-year sentence for her role in the torture, rape and murder of Ontario schoolgirls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. She is serving her time in a federal prison in Joliette, Que.
Her ex-husband, Paul Bernardo, is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Mahaffy and French.
Last December, the National Parole Board ruled that Homolka must stay in prison for her full sentence, warning that there were enough concerns to justify keeping her in prison.
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