On May 31st 1995, jurors at the Paul Bernardo murder trial began watching video taped evidence that showed the horrific sexual assaults on Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. An earlier ruling by the judge meant that the public and the media in court were only allowed to listen to the videos. Host Kathy Kenzora was in court while the videos played and sat just a few rows ahead of Leslie's mother who broke down when she heard Bernardo viciously assaulting her daughter moments before the crown says he killed her. A warning this episode contains content not suitable for all. Music in this episode was written and performed by Lee Rosevere.
On May 18, 1995 the Crown Attorney in the Paul Bernardo murder trial stood up and began a four hour opening statement. The statement ended 2 years of secrecy and rumors about what really happened to Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. Family members of the victims were in court as the gruesome details were finally revealed. The crown described in detail what was on 6 video tapes made by Bernardo and his ex-wife Karla Homolka. Two weeks later the judge in the case ruled that the public and media could not view those tapes but they could listen to them. All music in this episode was written and performed by Lee Rosevere.
Season 1 of 1995 dives into the trial of Canada's most notorious killer - Paul Bernardo. In this episode, host Kathy Kenzora takes a look back at jury selection. The intense media coverage of the case turned even the normally mundane process of selecting jurors into a media circus. All music in this episode was written and performed by Lee Rosevere.