There is surely nothing wrong with couples having the same interest. In fact, a picture-perfect couple is one with aligned interests and objectives.
Well, such is Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka to so many people. But little do these well-wishers know that the seemingly picture-perfect couple were a threat to the society.
As opposed to bliss, the couple was involved in r*pes, tortures, and multiple murders. They would entice innocent females, r*pe them, torture them, and murder them in the most gruesome manner.
Many believe that a child’s environment and manner of exposure determine, to a great extent, their perspectives of life. Well, the same can be said for Paul Bernardo.
On August 27, 1964, Paul Bernardo was born to Kenneth and Marilyn Bernardo, a stable middle-class family who lived in Canada.
Nine years after Paul was born, Kenneth Bernardo was accused and charged with child m*lestation. While that could have affected the immediate relations of a child, witnesses stated that Paul remained a happy young boy.
But things soon changed for Paul when at age 16, his mother revealed that he was a product of an extramarital affair.
Paul Bernardo didn’t take the revelation well. Instead, he built a defensive wall against his mother. One that caused him to maltreat her and every other girl he met.
Soon after gaining admission at the University of Toronto, Paul kept late nights, picked up girls, and ended up humiliating and beating them. Asides his unhealthy relationship with girls, there were times he called him mother a slob or a whore.
The Appearance Of A Rapist
In May 1987, residents Scarborough in Ontario began to experience a couple of horrific crimes. From r*pe to torture to murder, but no one knew where it was coming from.
At first, a lady was brutally r*ped near her parents’ home, then a week later, two more people were reportedly beaten, verbally abused, and threatened. During the investigation, authorities stated that the victims, who were between the ages of 15 and 21, had been abused by the same person.
Their conclusion was derived from the fact that the abuser followed the same manner of assault. More so, all three were warned to avoid reporting to the police.
In time, the media released news tagged, “Scarborough Rapist,” to warn the populace of the serial rapist. Despite alerting the public, Paul Bernardo didn’t stop doing what he loved best.
The salesman by profession was known to lure his victims using the tactics he learned in his business. Just as he learned how to be a good salesman, he also learned to entice women.
He fueled his desires by reading the classic horror novel American Psycho “like his bible.” In about five years as a serial rapist, he r*ped/attempted to r*pe a minimum of 19 young women.
The Influence Of Karla Homolka
When Paul Bernardo started his rampage in 1987, he met Karla Homolka. At that time, he was 23 while Karla was 17 years old. Also born in Ontario in 1970 to Dorothy and Karla Homolka, many described Karla as the prettiest and smartest of her parent’s children.