Solved Bruce McArthur serial killer pleads guilty to 8 murders & hiding the remains in pot plants

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The former landscaper and Santa Claus was accused of preying on men with ties to Toronto’s Gay Village.

The case against Bruce McArthur highlighted tensions between the Toronto Police and the city’s LGBTQ+ communities, as they had long believed a serial killer was preying on men in the Village.

Bruce McArthur, 67, was first arrested last January when he was charged with the murder of two men who had gone missing in 2017.

Since then, police have investigated locations around Toronto where McArthur worked as a landscaper. The investigation led to murder charge after murder charge.

McArthur is convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Soroush Mahmudi, Kirushna Kanagaratnam, and Abdulbasir Faizi. The 67-year-old former landscaper preyed on men with ties to the city’s Gay Village who went missing between 2010 and 2017. The men were between 37 and 58 years old. The remains of seven of the men were found among garden planters at a Toronto home on Mallory Cres. where he worked. The eighth victim was located in a ravine near that property.

No motive was clear however McArthur was known to have intimate relationships with several of the victims.

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The Ontario Superior Court heard on Tuesday how McArthur kept the belongings of some of his victims, and that in a search of his bedroom, police found a duffle bag containing duct tape, a surgical glove, rope, zip ties, a black bungee cord and syringes.

“These items belonged to McArthur,” the Crown told the court, adding that he staged some of his victims and that many murders were “sexual in nature.” After he murdered the men, McArthur would dismember their bodies in an attempt to avoid detection, the Crown stated.

In a press conference, police refused to tell reporters exactly what they meant by the “staging” of the victims, saying those details would be addressed at McArthur’s sentencing.

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/wjm57z/serial-killer-bruce-mcarthur-pleads-guilty-to-eight-counts-of-murder

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2019/01/30/06/22/bruce-mcarthur-serial-killer-canada-pleads-guilty
 

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''staging' in such a small location such as a planter says to me penises were cut off and placed in the victims mouths

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Okay ... we might find out next week.

From Vice:

McArthur’s sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place next week, at which time a full agreed statement of facts will be read aloud.
 

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Looking at the dates the victims went missing, it seems like there's a gap of a few years. Did he stop or have other victims just not been found yet? It wouldn't surprise me if in a few years he's back in court.
 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47123372]Door-knock from police likely saved another victim

Last January, John went back to McArthur's apartment.

McArthur told him "he wanted to try something different" and pulled out a pair of handcuffs.

He chained John to his four-poster steel bed frame, and put a black bag over his head.

There were no holes in the bag to see or breathe.

When John tried to remove the bag, McArthur tried to tape his mouth shut.

At that moment police knocked on the door.
 

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