I’ll never forget Kristin French and Leslie Mahaffy, the two teenaged girls that Paul Bernardo brutally raped and murdered, or Tammy Homolka, who’s murder seemed to get lost in the flurry of plea bargains and deals that surrounded this terrible tragedy.
So I understand the outrage over the news that Bernardo is allegedly planning to marry a woman from London Ontario.
The two have never met face to face but have corresponded for some time and she says that Bernardo is innocent of his crimes and is a changed man who has found God.
It’s not the first time that we’ve heard of women who harbour a perverted obsession with a murderer.
Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and others have all received similar proposals.
I don’t know this woman and I can’t begin to understand her twisted logic.
But we do know a little bit about Paul Bernardo.
He is a manipulative, smooth talking criminal who preys upon the vulnerabilities of young women and it appears that he’s doing it again.
He seems to be appealing to this woman’s strong Christian faith and woo her with his charm.
We’ve seen this act before.
We’re told that the woman may be having second thoughts about her marriage to Bernardo.
Perhaps someone reminded her that three young girls are dead because of Bernardo’s sick, cold-hearted actions.
He’s behind bars. That’s where he should stay.