Thursday 21 June 2012

Journalist broadcaster finds Homolka in the Caribbean

Paula Todd tracks down Karla Homolka and discovers mother of three in the Caribbean for original ebook

(Toronto – June 21, 2012) This spring, investigative journalist Paula Todd boarded a plane to Guadeloupe, following an obscure lead that Karla Homolka, one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers, had been living there in hiding for several years. Incredibly, what she discovered after days of searching, was that Homolka, a woman who had killed three children in southern Ontario, was now married with three children of her own.
Finding Karla, the riveting and suspenseful story of how Todd came to spend an electrifying hour in Homolka’s apartment, is available on Kindle Singles, Kobo, iBooks and Nook for $2.99. The forty-six page ebook is published by the Canadian Writers Group.
In the early 1990s, Karla Homolka and her then-husband, Paul Bernardo, became known around the world as the “Ken and Barbie Killers” after the pair were convicted of crimes related to the rape and murder of two teenage girls. Homolka struck a deal with prosecutors in 1993 to serve twelve years in prison for manslaughter.
When she was released from prison in 2005, Homolka lived briefly in Montreal, where she was confronted by reporters. By 2007, she had disappeared. Some said Homolka had changed her name and left Canada for Haiti, France, or the Czech Republic. Others said she was living in the Bahamas with a bisexual porn actor named Luka Magnotta.
These rumours had Homolka in the news once again last month when Magnotta allegedly killed and dismembered a man in Montreal, mailing his body parts to the offices of two major Canadian political parties and to at least two schools on Canada’s west coast, making him the subject of an international manhunt.

Paula Todd

About Paula Todd:
Paula Todd is a writer, lawyer and an independent investigative journalist. She is a print and broadcast journalism professor in Toronto and sits on the board of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. Her bestselling book, A Quiet Courage: Inspiring Stories from All of Us, details the secrets of ordinary people around the world who survived and thrived after profound tragedy. Paula is currently at work on another non-fiction book, Inside Out, which documents the post-prison lives of violent criminals. She has worked for Canada’s largest broadcasters and newspapers, and is a frequent public speaker.

About Canadian Writers Group:
The Canadian Writers Group represents more than 100 of Canada’s top independent writers and journalists. To learn more about the agency and its writers, please visit our web site.

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