Ask and you shall (not) receive (glad to see the controllers may be reading this blog). The Star‘s resident crime commentator says she saw the video of Mr. B. Why can’t the public? At least Americans got to see some (unconvincing) pictures of old (not a killer) Manson.
I wanted to see what he looks like today, the only reason for attending a hearing at the Napanee courthouse on Friday morning, where it was known in advance that Bernardo would appear only by video link from nearby Millhaven Institution.
Oh, but the video almost didn’t work.
This hearing sputtered to a start, court officials struggling with the technology of beaming Bernardo into the courthouse from the “Keeper’s Hall” at Millhaven and then all but giving up, Justice Geoffrey Griffin prepared to set a trial-date without participation by the defendant, if his lawyer (who sent a representative) was agreeable.
And then suddenly the screen came to life.
And there was Bernardo, grinning, wearing a blue T-shirt, his hair a darker shade than the styled blond of 23 years ago, a mousy brown.
Older, obviously, middle-aged at 53, but very much a recognizable Bernardo.
Will we see a pic this fall? Guess it takes time to find an actor or morph a photo.
A trial date on the weapon charge has been set for October 5.
“There you go Mr. Bernardo,” said Griffin. “You will be brought to court in person.”
I used to like Blatchford and to a small degree Dimanno, the leading female crime/victim writers in Toronto media. With almost no paid columnists left, why are they still around? It’s their focus on vicsims and their (female) emotional appeal that hooks in readers. It’s their willingness to knowingly create fiction as fact. They are the ultimate media perps, the arch enemy of truth.
Canada always gets the cheapo psyop versions. We haven’t had a new photo of our famous simserial killer since this hoax began. Since the perps might read this blog, I appeal for some recent photo morphing of the original actor for our entertainment.
What’s with this overuse of video Court appearances? Are they even legal? If our courts are actually public, then can’t we see these video court appearances on YouTube? Video court appearances are probably just simply code for there is no actor playing the role right now and therefore nobody is required to show up that an actual courthouse anywhere.
If you didn’t notice, serial killer simulations are making a return to the fear circuit this year.
Convicted killer Paul Bernardo is scheduled to make a court appearance in Napanee, Ont., today via video from prison.
He is charged with one count of possession of a weapon and this will be his third court date on the matter when he steps before a camera at the maximum-security Millhaven Institution.