June 29, 1995

Although the videotapes showing rapes of Mahaffy and French are eventually found and appear to show Homolka had a more active involvement in the crimes than she had said, the Crown sticks to their deal. She is cast as another victim of Bernardo's abuse and her testimony is the key to convicting him. Bernardo is found guilty of the first-degree murders of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French and he is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years. He is later declared a dangerous offender, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in jail.