Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were viewed as Ken and Barbie to the world, but this was just the appearance on the outside. Once their horrible secret was revealed, Ken and Barbie quickly vanished to a thing of the past. The pair claimed the life of three innocent people and they became known as Canada's most reviled criminals.
The two met in Scarborough Ontario in 1987 where Paul was secretly the Scarborough rapist. But the couple's sexual perversion began when they began preforming fantasies on Karla's fifteen year old sister Tammy. On December 23, 1990, The two drugged her and Karla video taped while Paul raped the girl. Tragically, Tammy choked on her own vomit and died. Once the autopsy was released, the murder was ruled accidental because there was nothing suspicious. .
After this close call. Bernardo continued out with his heinous plans. First, Leslie Mahaffy, a fourteen year old was kidnaped during a late-night chance encounter with Bernardo during June of 1991. She was raped and beaten for over 24 hours before being strangled with an electrical cord, dismembered, and encased in blocks of cement. Once all this was done, she was dropped into a lake near st. Catharines and was found on June 29 1991 by nearby fishermen. Coincidentally, this was the same day as Paul and Karla's wedding.
Many months later, Kristen French, who was 15at the time, was nabbed after school by the killer couple on April 16, 1992. The two took turns sexually molesting and raping the innocent girl at their home while capturing the assault on tape. French was subjected painful humiliations repeatedly before she was finally strangled by Bernardo, again using a cord, more than two days after her abduction. Her body was discarded and discovered in a ditch near Burlington.
It was on February 17 1993, almost a year after the last rape/murder, police arrested Paul in his St. Catharines home. The next day, with the help of DNA tests, police charged Bernardo with multiple counts of sexual assaults in many attacks dating back to 1983 which was when the Scarborough rapes took place.