Paul Bernardo’s designs on an early release from prison wouldn’t stand a “cat in hell’s chance” if the 12 men and women who originally convicted him in 1995 had any say in the matter, a former juror from the killer’s trial said yesterday.


With transcripts of a police interview showing Bernardo hopes to one day use the so-called faint-hope clause to win his release, the families of his victims are once again faced with the terrifying prospect of him being freed.


The lawyer for the families said he’s assured them the only way Bernardo is leaving Kingston Penitentiary is in a “pine box.”


No jury would ever believe that Bernardo deserves to walk the streets again, said lawyer Tim Danson, who represents the families of teens Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, who were sexually assaulted and murdered by Bernardo.