NDP Leader Tom Mulcair Suggests Forgiveness for Karla Homolka
The day-to-day activities of Karla Homolka are once again causing a stir in Montreal after a media report said the convicted killer has been allowed to volunteer at an elementary school her children attend.
But federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has raised the question of whether it might be time to forgive and move on, adding Homolka has paid her debt to society.
Mulcair says first and foremost the security of children must be taken care of, but beyond that, it becomes a question of forgiveness.
Karla Homolka is a convicted serial killer and rapist who murdered at least three young women with her first husband Paul Bernardo. The couple also raped and murdered Homolka's own sister Tammy.
Homolka played the abuse card and duped prosecutors into reducing her prison sentence to 12 years in exchange for a guilty plea for manslaughter. Videotapes of the crimes later surfaced after the deal was made that showed she was an active participant and not innocent as she claimed.
The majority of Canadians feel that Karla Homolka deserves as much sympathy as she provided her victims.
In most cases, we can agree people make mistakes and deserve a second chance. In the case of a serial killer who can even lure her own younger sister to her rape and murder, not so much so.