Notorious killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo is due in a Napanee courtroom today for his trial on a weapons possession charge.
Authorities accuse the maximum-security inmate of possessing a “shank” consisting of a screw with a pen as a handle in prison in February.
The 54-year-old Bernardo had said he wanted to get the trial done before a parole hearing scheduled for later this month.
His lawyer says his client is presumed innocent and will be acquitted.
Also known as the “Scarborough rapist,” Bernardo was convicted in 1995 of the first-degree murders of two teen girls and numerous sexual assaults.
He was labelled a dangerous offender and was not to be eligible for parole until he had served 25 years since his arrest in southern Ontario in early 1993.