May 5, 1993
Since Homolka is the strongest link between Bernardo and the murders of Mahaffy and French, she is offered a plea deal in exchange for her full cooperation. She accepts the deal and begins giving her statements to police. A publication ban is ordered to protect Bernardo’s right to a fair trial but the story is picked up by U.S. news outlets. Homolka pleads guilty to two counts of manslaughter in July of 1993.