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Parole denied for killer-rapist Paul Bernardo after 25 years

Last Updated Oct 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm PDT

FILE: Paul Bernardo leaves in the back of a police car Aug 5, 1993, after his court appearance in St. Catharines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Paul Bernardo told the parole board he cries every day about the crimes he committed

Bernardo is serving a life sentence for the kidnapping, rapes and first-degree murders of two teen girls in the 1990s

BATH, Ont. – Convicted rapist and killer Paul Bernardo has been denied early release, and he’ll spend at least another two years behind bars.

Bernardo told the National Parole Board panel at the Millhaven Institution on Wednesday he was a changed man, but they disagreed. The designated dangerous offender has been eligible for parole since February, but the board made the decision today.

Bernardo has spent more than 25 years of his life sentence behind bars for kidnapping, torturing and killing two teen girls in the early 1990s.

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The 54-year-old told the hearing he did dreadful things in the past that he cries over frequently, and argued he has improved himself.

The panel disagreed with the designated dangerous offender, who has been eligible for parole since February.

Bernardo has spent most of his incarceration in maximum-security isolation.