The untold truth about Karla Homolka’s husband, Thierry Bordelais

March 21, 2024
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Who is Thierry Bordelais?

Thierry is a Canadian celebrity, best known to the world as the second husband of one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers, and Canada’s most hated woman, Karla Homolka.

Thiery Bordelais Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Thiery Bordelais was born in Canada in the late ’60s or early ’70s, but there is no reliable information about his age as he’s been very secretive about his life.

His secrecy is more profound, as he hasn’t talked about his parents, though it’s known that he has a brother, Sylvie Bordelais. His educational background is a mystery as well.

Thierry Bordelais and Karla Homolka’s Relationship

Thierry and Karla met during her trial, as his brother was Karla’s lawyer. The two fell in love, and he waited for the 12 years that she served in prison.

Upon her release from prison, Karla had numerous problems with the public – she even tried to change her name, but was rejected. She gave birth to a boy in 2007 and since then welcomed two more children with her husband. However, they moved a lot to avoid the public scrutinizing them, and lived in the Antilles for some time before settling in Chateauguay, Quebec.


However, reporters continued to harass her and her family, and parents of children that attend the same school as Karla’s children protested against it. As a result, Karla moved out of Chateauguay, and since January 2020, she has lived in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield without her husband and children.

Thierry Bordelais’ Wife, Karla Homolka Biography

Karla Leanne Homolka was born on 4 May 1970 under the Taurus zodiac sign, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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She is the daughter of Karel Homolka and Dorothy Seger. Her father, a Czechoslovakian immigrant, was a traveling salesman, and her mother a homemaker. Karla is the oldest of three children and has a younger brother, Logan Valentini, while her sister Tammy was a victim of one of her crimes, and sadly died at 15 years old.

During her formative years, Karla would read and draw. She became fascinated with crime stories after reading Hardy Boys” and “Nancy Drew” mysteries. As she got older, her interest in crime stories increased, and when she started taking drugs in her teenage years, things took a turn for the worse.


At 17 years old, she met a guy named Paul Bernando at a convention in Toronto. After a short conversation, they had sex and realized they had similar sadomasochist desires.

Their relationship developed into dark oblivion of sex, drugs and murders. The couple’s first victim was Karla’s 15-year-old sister Tammy. Bernardo became attracted to her, and Karla helped him rape Tammy by giving her a small dose of valium. The first time she survived, however, Karla gave her the anesthetic agent halothane the second time.

Tammy was still sleeping while being raped, and later died in her sleep after choking on her own vomit.

The two hesitated to call 9-1-1, and before they did, they hid the evidence and moved Tammy to her basement bedroom. It was already too late for Tammy when the ambulance arrived, and she was pronounced dead at St. Catharines General Hospital.

The second victim’s name wasn’t revealed in the media, and is known as ‘Jane Doe’. Karla befriended a 15-year-old girl and after a night out drinking on 7 June 1991, Homolka put halcion in the girl’s drinks and raped her herself before Bernardo. A few months later, Paul and Karla repeated their actions.


The girl stopped breathing at one point during the rape but eventually survived. At first, she wasn’t aware of the sexual assault.

The next victim was a 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy, whom Paul found locked outside her house on 15 June 1991. He blindfolded her and forced her into his car, and drove to his and Karla’s home. They videotaped the raping of the poor girl, which was later played at Paul’s trial. During the rape, Leslie’s blindfold began to drop, and when she saw their faces, Paul and Karla decided her fate.

They dismembered her body and encased each part of her remains in concrete, which they later dumped in Lake Gibson.

One block of cement remained on the lake’s surface, and was found by Michael Doucette and his son Michael Jr during one of their fishing trips. Leslie was identified through an orthodontic appliance.

Her last victim before being apprehended was 15-year-old, Kristen French. The duo sodomized, tortured, and raped her over the Easter weekend, then killed her and dumped her nude body in a ditch in Burlington on 30 April 1992. Hair on her head was removed, and Karla testified that she cut the hair to impede identification.


Karla and Paul were arrested in 1993, and after lengthy and highly publicized trials, Karla struck a deal with the authorities and served a 12-year sentence for manslaughter. On the other hand, her now ex-husband received life imprisonment and a dangerous offender designation.

She claimed that she was an unwilling accomplice to her husband, who threatened her life, and that she was a victim of domestic violence.

However, videotapes were kept secret for a long time, and the tapes showed Karla as one of the participants in the crimes, and that she enjoyed abusing her victims sexually.

All the drugs the couple used to alter their victims’ conscious minds Karal took from her workplace, a veterinarian clinic in St. Catharines, which demanded a lot of forethought.

When videotapes became public knowledge, many thought that the deal she had should have been called off. However, the deal stood, and Karla was released in 2005; the people hated her, and many didn’t want her in their neighborhood.

She tried to change her name to Emily Chiara Tremblay, but her request was rejected.

Nurses refused to care for Karla after she gave birth to her son, and as a result, she moved to different parts of the world, and even lived in the Antillies for some time.

Martha Clifford

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