Sentencing for serial killer

Sentencing for serial killer

Ontario Superior Court of Justice/CPA photo of a bedroom of serial killer Bruce McArthur was released as a court exhibit at his sentencing hearing in Toronto Feb. 4, 2019. Many met or corresponded with Mr. McArthur through dating apps, " Cantlon said.

"Many of the victims had ties to Toronto's LGBT village and had a social life within that community. Some lacked stable housing", said Cantlon.

However, two of the killings took place before 2011, when federal laws were introduced that allow for consecutive life sentences. He was supposed to fly home in September, 2015, after he lost his refugee bid in April 2015.

Mr. McArthur, meanwhile, never came forward and lied to police to hide his crimes after being arrested. In it was information about the man, still alive, who had been found handcuffed. Some were naked; others were made to wear a fur coat. "There is evidence that Mr. McArthur sought out and exploited these vulnerabilities to continue his crimes undetected".

Toronto police have been blasted for neglect in pursuing the disappearances of men for years in the gay village, and for how they dealt with McArthur whom they had come into contact with several times.

On Monday, a number of friends and family members of McArthur's victims described the trauma they have faced following the horrific murders and more victim impact statements are expected to be submitted to the court on Tuesday.

McArthur pleaded guilty to killing Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.

"For years, members of LGBTQ community believed they were being targeted by a killer", Cantlon told the court.

The Guardian reports: "The court heard that McArthur staged photographs of his victims" corpses, posing the bodies in a fur coat and black leather hat, and - in two cases - with a cigar between their lips. He shaved some of the victims, keeping their hair in ziplock bags that he stored in the shed of a landscaping customer's property south of Mt. "They pretend to be strong in front of me", Ms. Faizi said in a statement delivered by a Crown attorney.

McArthur also was convicted of assault 2003 after he hit a man on the head with a metal bar, but in 2013 he obtained a record suspension from the Parole Board of Canada. He had previously slept with the victim. He was eventually named as one of the eight murder victims. He met McArthur online and had an intimate relationship with the serial killer. Prosecutor Michael Cantlon said Monday that police collected an "unprecedented" amount of documentary and digital evidence, plus witnesses connecting Mr. McArthur to both his victims and key crime scenes.

Surveillance footage of Kinsman entering a van linked to McArthur helped police narrow down a suspect.

He also told Justice John McMahon that granting McArthur a parole hearing after 25 years means the families of McArthur's victims may have to face him again in court.

Investigators found Kinsman's calendar with the entry titled "Bruce" dated June 26, 2017 - the day he disappeared.

That clue plus McArthur's distinctive van provided Det. In some of the pictures he's shirtless and unconscious, and in others he is naked and has wounds around his neck.

In a statement last week, Gridin defended Gauthier's actions in a 2016 incident in which McArthur was arrested but not charged and said his client has "great sympathy for the victims and the community".

Officers who stormed his apartment found a man lying bound to McArthur's bed. McArthur and John had been intimate on several occasions before January 18, 2018.

On that occasion, McArthur asked John if anyone knew of their planned meeting.

Toronto Police swooped in and busted McArthur as soon as he answered the door. Chillingly, his computer contained folders with images of the eight men he ultimately confessed to killing.

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