Bruce McArthur, a Canadian gay serial killer has pleaded guilty on Tuesday, to eight murders who sexually assaulted the victims before killing them.
The 67 year aged man took his target from the Toronto’s gay village and after killing the people used to hide their remains around a property where he worked as landscaper. After that he disappeared over several years.
Police has found seven of the men from the large planters. Bruce McArthur was arrested a year ago and initially charged with killing six men, dismembering them and hiding the pieces. Extra remains were later revealed in a gorge behind the house where he had changed grower into graves.
The eight men went missing between 2010 and 2017.
“Mr. McArthur intended and caused all of their deaths,” saying this Crown attorney Michael Cantlon added, “After he murdered the men, Mr. McArthur, in an effort to avoid detection, dismembered their bodies.”
The authorities asked him to confess all of his crime and to name of the people he murdered. Bruce quietly, but clearly, said “guilty”.
The victims were Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.
“The man I knew actually didn’t exist,” saying this Karen Fraser, one of the home’s owners added “This is someone else entirely.”
“I hope that there will be some solace for the families and friends of the victims, and for the community more broadly,” said Rachel Giese and added “However, I don’t think this doesn’t end the questions about how this was handled by the police, and what will be done to make sure there will be true justice for the victims, for the families, and for the community.”
A chapter of fear and disgust has come to a close for the LGBTQ community with this horrible news.
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