Karla Homolka, who murdered and raped three teen girls with her boyfriend Paul Bernardo in the early 1990s, has been seen volunteering at her children’s elementary school in Montreal, according to City News.
Homolka, who along with Bernardo were known as the “Ken and Barbie” killers due to their clean-cut looks, struck a controversial plea deal in which her sentence was reduced to just 12 years. She claimed that Bernardo had abused her and forced her to murder their victims, which included Homolka’s 16-year-old sister Tammy and the two teenage girls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, but videotapes later uncovered of their crimes depicted Homolka as a more willing participant.
She was released in 2005, married her lawyer’s brother, and was last seen living in Guadelupe with her three children to escape media coverage. Homolka is now reportedly volunteering at the private Christian school where her children go to school in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood of Montreal. Parents at the school have complained to the school principal and the school board, who were aware of Homolka’s identity. A spokesman for the church said that Homolka “is not a regular volunteer, and can never be alone with any children, either in school or churches.
“How would you feel knowing that your child is interacting with a person who is a serial killer?” said one parent to the publication. “It’s not right.”