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04/13/2018 14:18 EDT | Updated 04/13/2018 14:18 EDT

Paul Bernardo Charged With Possessing A Weapon In Jail

Court documents show the alleged offence took place on Feb. 9 at the maximum-security Millhaven institution

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Paul Bernardo sits in the back of a police cruiser as he leaves a hearing in St. Catharines, Ont., April 5, 1994.

NAPANEE, Ont. — One of Canada's most notorious killers is back before the courts for an offence allegedly committed from behind bars.

Paul Bernardo appeared in a Napanee, Ont., courtroom via video on Friday facing one count of possession of a weapon.

Court documents show the alleged offence took place on Feb. 9 at the maximum-security Millhaven institution, but did not reveal other details.

Currently serving life in prison

Bernardo's lawyer did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Bernardo earned national infamy with his 1995 trial for the rape and murder of two Ontario school girls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French and subsequent sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

He was also given dangerous offender status — and received an indeterminate sentence — after admitting to raping 14 other women.

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