UPDATE: Convicted killer Paul Bernardo will stand trial in October on a weapon possession charge laid in connection with an offence allegedly committed in a maximum-security prison.
Bernardo is facing one count of possession of a weapon, alleged to be a shank comprised of a screw and pen.
He appeared briefly via video link in a Napanee, Ont., court today, where his trial was set for Oct. 5.
Court documents show the alleged offence occurred Feb. 9 at a prison in Bath, Ont.
Bernardo, one of Canada’s most infamous killers, was arrested in the 1990s on allegations that he raped and murdered multiple teenage girls at his Ontario home.
His 1995 trial for the deaths of 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French horrified Canadians as lawyers presented videotaped evidence of his repeated brutal attacks on the teenagers.
(The Canadian Press)
Convicted killer Paul Bernardo is appearing via video in a Napanee court Friday.
According to CTV, Bernardo is charged with one count of possession of a weapon.
He is currently serving time in Millhaven Institution, southeast of Napanee.
CTV says his alleged offense occurred February 9, at the Bath prison.
One of the nation’s most infamous killers, Bernardo was charged in the deaths of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy.
He is expected to stay behind bars for life for the murders, along with a manslaughter charge in another death, and rape of more than a dozen women.