Paul Bernardo parole hearing scheduled for June 22

Jun 2, 2021

Convicted Canadian teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo is set to have another parole hearing this month.

The Parole Board of Canada said the hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 22.

Bernardo is serving a life sentence for kidnapping, torturing and killing two girls, Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, in the early 1990s near St. Catharines. He ultimately admitted raping 14 other women and was also convicted of manslaughter in the December 1990 death of his then-wife Karla Homolka's younger sister, Tammy.

Now 56, Bernardo became eligible for parole more than three years ago, but was denied release at a hearing in October 2018. At the time, he said he cried over what he had done and had improved himself.

The parole panel, however, said he showed little insight into his crimes.