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Homolka finds new killer Husband

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'Diabolical couple'

Karla has found her soulmate - he's a killer too

By ALAN CAIRNS AND STEPHANIE RUBEC, TORONTO SUN

JOLIETTE, Que. -- Karla Homolka's prison lover and avowed future husband is an abusive and controlling killer.

Jean-Paul Gerbet, 38, is a French national serving a life sentence for murdering his girlfriend, Cathy Carretta, in a jealous rage when she tried to leave him seven years ago.

Gerbet's identity was revealed on Quebec TV yesterday by Carretta's father, Christian, who said he fears Homolka has found herself a replacement for ex-husband Paul Bernardo.

"He (Gerbet) is an individual who can be evil and I don't know what will come of him being chaperoned by Karla," Carretta told the TVA network yesterday. "They are a diabolical couple and a horrifying couple. It resembles Bernardo."

Tim Danson, the Toronto lawyer representing the families of two of the Homolka and Bernardo murder victims, confirmed last night that Gerbet had been identified as Homolka's prison love interest.

VIOLENT LOVE AFFAIRS

Carretta said Gerbet was a longtime family friend who had a history of violent love affairs before sweeping his daughter off her feet while attending a European wedding.

Carretta said the relationship soon soured after Gerbet followed his daughter to Montreal.

"He is a kind of narcissist," Carretta said. "I asked Jean-Paul myself to leave Cathy alone, but I didn't foresee his reaction."

Gerbet broke into the Carretta family home in February 1998, strangled Cathy and stuffed her body in the trunk of his car. He then drove to the Carretta family cottage near Joliette, where he attempted suicide.

The cottage where Carretta's body was found is only a few kilometres from where Homolka appears in court today to contest an Ontario government application to restrict her freedom upon her release from Joliette prison next month.

Homolka's affair with Gerbet began in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines maximum security prison while she was still involved in a lesbian relationship with longtime criminal Lynda Veronneau.

Homolka had referred to Veronneau as the "love of my life" and had planned to live with her upon her prison release.

But when Homolka set eyes on Gerbet, she fell head over heels in love with him.

Homolka's link with Gerbet will be raised at today's hearing.

Ontario prosecutors plan to tell the court that several experts have concluded Homolka may not be a threat to offend again -- unless she meets another Paul Bernardo.

Homolka's controversial 12-year manslaughter sentence for her part in Bernardo's sex slayings of Kristen French, 15, and Leslie Mahaffy, 14, and the drug-rape death of Homolka's sister, Tammy, 15, ends July 5.

Homolka will be released a day earlier -- July 4.

Danson, who represents the Mahaffy and French families, said last night he has known about Gerbet for some time.

"It was one of many important factors which drove us to the conclusion we had to bring this application," Danson said.

Danson said even experts who are the most "sympathetic" to Homolka and support her assertions of being a battered wife qualify their reports with "if she doesn't associate with another Paul Bernardo."

'ATTRACTED LIKE A MAGNET'

"Her best case is premised on that fact," Danson said.

"She is attracted like a magnet to people like this is the point we're making," Danson said.

Ontario officials will today ask that Homolka report to police twice a month, disclose where she is living and working, and notify police of any travel plans.

Prosecutors will also seek to have Homolka kept from other criminals and might specifically refer to Gerbet.

Gerbet is up for parole in 2008 after having served 10 years.

Homolka's affair with a male inmate was first revealed in the Toronto Sun in January 2003.

The Sun reported then that Homolka, 35, met the man in the Ste-Anne-des-Plaines maximum security prison library, where he worked as an inmate helper.

That revelation followed a Sun exclusive that revealed Homolka had been involved in a two-year lesbian affair at Joliette with Veronneau.

Homolka quickly dumped Veronneau for her new boyfriend.

Chantal Meuneer, who lived in a tiny women's cell range at Ste-Anne-des-Plaines with Homolka for 10 months, said Homolka and her killer beau began exchanging love letters by hiding them in library books.

"She would talk about the love she had for him. She likes him. She wanted to marry him," Meuneer told the Sun.

When Correctional Services Canada (CSC) refused Homolka's request to start seeing her boyfriend prior to a marriage, Homolka "was crying," Meuneer said.

"She has photographs of him on the wall of her cell ... He is a killer. She is still a sick woman. She likes sick men," said Meuneer, who is now living with Homolka's ex-girlfriend.

Meuneer said she watched the pair fondle each other through a chain-link fence that is the only buffer between male and female cons in the Ste-Anne-des-Plaines prison yard.

"Karla was on the guy. She changed the panties and the bra, and him, he changed the boxer shorts ... they were sexually touching," Meuneer said.

Homolka's red-hot love affair was put on ice after CSC officials became aware of the tryst. CSC transferred Gerbet to another prison, Meuneer said.

CSC officials admit there were "sexual" letters, but deny there was any physical contact.

"It was impossible for her to have had a physical relationship ... they were exchanging letters," said CSC spokesman Michelle Pilon-Santilli.

Meuneer accused CSC of a coverup. Homolka told her CSC subsequently refused a bid for a prison wedding and forbids them from writing to each other, she added.

SECRET SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP

While Meuneer's claim cannot be independently corroborated, a National Parole Board (NPB) panel referred vaguely to a secret sexual relationship in a January 2003 review of its decision to detain Homolka for her full 12-year manslaughter sentence.

"In reality, you have secretly undertaken an emotional relationship with another inmate, and evidence gathered seems to indicate that this relationship rapidly became sexual," the panel stated.

Noting that Homolka has not taken any programs on her "role as a sexual aggressor" in her crimes, the NPB panel said given her history, there is "every need to be vigilant."

In that decision, the NPB cited expert belief that Homolka -- who goes by the name Karla Teale in prison -- might be a psychopath.

"Recently, the diagnostic experts have seen a personality disorder, for example an anti-social personality or psychopathy," the panel stated, reporting on a hearing held in Homolka's voluntary absence.

The psychiatric diagnoses were in stark contrast to those done at the time of her plea and prior to her testimony that helped convict Bernardo of two counts of first-degree murder at a 1995 trial.

Source: Toronto Sun

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For those who don't know the whole story, you can read up about it here.

This is one of the most horrific crimes our province has seen. The 'deal' that they got her is disgusting. They are putting this monster back on the street, with few restrictions. It's just appaling, the justice system is nothing but a joke.

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jeceris

yeah, i was reading that this morning.

she's obviously still warped, don't let her out, she should be doing life anyway.

i wonder if paul is jealous when he hears about this kind of stuff, or maybe he's too busy being somebody's b****.

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Thanato

You know i could do for a good ol' fashion firing squad. Anyone know were theres a Brick wall standing in the middle of no were?

~Thanato

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hyperactive

it is of little surprise.

people tend to find themselves attracted to the same "types" of people throughout life.

now add in the a posteriori knowledge of what holmolka "is".....

she may have been sucessfully re-habilitated, but any rehab is going to be threatened by her being in a similar scenario as before. letting her "date" another violent man is like handing a gun to someone known for shooting people for fun and saying "play nice".

it does not sound good.

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__Kratos__

You know what is even worse? Nightstalker (Serial Killer in L.A. during the late 80's and a satanist) Got married while in prison for a rape, murder, theft and the list goes on and on. But I guess it is what ever floats you boat that matters. yes.gif

Killer love, isn't it so sweet? wub.gif

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BurnSide

It boils my blood that this monster should be given any rights at all, let alone the ability to walk these streets completely care free. Yeah so they're trying to put minimum restrictions on her, big whoops. She can still kill again. And look, she's found a lover just like her.

Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll kill each other.

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__Kratos__
It boils my blood that this monster should be given any rights at all, let alone the ability to walk these streets completely care free. Yeah so they're trying to put minimum restrictions on her, big whoops. She can still kill again. And look, she's found a lover just like her.

Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll kill each other.

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Or unlucky they have kids! ph34r.gif Never thought of that till now... wow that would be one hell of a kid to watch out for.

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turbonium

It has a lot to do with this - she's a monster, but she looks like the girl next door, all bright-eyed, blond hair, girly-girl image. Well, if someone doesn't put a bullet through this b**ches head there will be more murders, guaranteed. no.gif

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arben
You know i could do for a good ol' fashion firing squad. Anyone know were theres a Brick wall standing in the middle of no were?

~Thanato

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Ohhh we can't do that! It will violate her "human rights" sleepy.gifhmm.gif

Also- he murdered his girlfriend and is up for parole in 2008? That's justice I guess rolleyes.gif

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