In Canada, a couple was arrested in the abduction and murder of eight year Victoria (Tori) Stafford of Woodstock Ontario Canada. The man is 29 year old Michael Thomas Rafferty and the woman is 18 year old Terri-Lynne McClintic.
McClintic was responsible for abducting the child from her school and was caught on video camera. Rafferty putatively and allegedly abused the child and murdered her.
This is the Facebook pic of Rafferty who seems to be somewhat illiterate in his spelling.
This is the Facebook pic of McClintic.
Now where this blog comes in, is that people are drawing parallels between McClintic/Rafferty and Bernardo/Homolka. And as you know, this blog has become the Karla Homolka blog, because of some stupid newspaper article in the Bahamas based newspaper the Tribune, which I idly quoted in a blog article. It turns out that the reporter was just rehashing internet rumours about Homolka and it appeared on the front page of this tropical newspaper which I read most days.
But we come back to sicko couples. The question was posed in the Paul Bernardo case as to why Karla participated in such depravity. Now Karla had to be pretty sick herself, but at least one psychologist posited the view that Karla acted in this way as a spouse retention strategy due to low self esteem.
Certainly in the McClintic/Rafferty situation we have a 29 year old man in a relationship with an 18 year old teenager. You can't tell me that it was an equal relationship in terms of the power structure.
Canada is a great country, and Karla Homolka and Terri-Lynne McClintic did things that are extremely un-Canadian -- or is it? Once may be a coincidence, but twice is tending to a pattern.
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