Toronto Serial Killer Pleads Guilty To Murdering 8 Men

Bruce McArthur, 67-years-old, has been charged and pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder which included hiding the victims’ dismembered bodies.
Admitted serial killer Bruce McArthur (image via Facebook)

A former landscaper and mall Santa Claus pleaded guilty in a Toronto courtroom Tuesday morning to killing 8 men over a seven-year period.

Bruce McArthur, 67-years-old, has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder which included hiding the victims’ dismembered bodies.

The victims have been identified as Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.

According to local news station CP24, the murders were “sexual in nature,” and there were signs that they were premeditated.

Additionally, there was evidence of ‘confinement’ involved in the incidents.

During a search of McArthur’s apartment, police found some of the victims’ personal belongings.

The murders occurred between 2010 and 2017 in Toronto.

“The bodies of all eight men were found dismembered in planters and in a ravine near a home on Mallory Crescent where McArthur stored tools for his landscaping business,” reports CP24.

McArthur’s next court appearance is set for February 4. At that time, victim impact statements will be filed in the court and the sentencing phase will begin.

Karen Fraser, who owns the property where the bodies were found, told CP24 she feels “violated” by the atrocities.

When asked about McArthur, she described the former landscaper as having two different personalities.

“We call it ‘Bruce A’ and ‘Bruce B.’ ‘Bruce A’ was a man who seemed to have made decisions about his life and was very happy with it. He enjoyed his job. He enjoyed his clients,” she told CP24.

“(He) never got bored with the plants. He was very talented at it. He was very fond of his children. He was a great grandfather. He was the best friend, neighbour, relative that anyone could want. That was ‘Bruce A.’ ‘Bruce B,’ Who was that? I don’t know.”

(h/t CP24)

News Round-Up: April 4, 2018

Fitness model John Gaines

Some news items you might have missed:

• I got your Hump Day right here – a woofy guy (fitness model John Gaines), a dog that woofs and a beach. What’s not to like? #HumpThis

• Toronto police, under fire for the slow response to investigate a series of gay murders, will not march in the city’s pride parade this year.

• Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson, who covers the White House, will be honored by The White House Correspondents’ Association with an honorable mention for the Merriman Smith Award for print, which honors presidential news coverage under deadline pressure.

• A contest at a Malaysian university sought ideas to help “convert” gay students. The contest called for video and poster design as part of a campaign called “Back to Nature.”

• A CNN legal analyst described Donald Trump’s fruitless search for a lawyer as being “reduced to Legalzoom.” In light of the fact that Trump famously doesn’t listen to his lawyers’ advice or pay his legal fees, no one in Washington D.C. wants to rep him.

• Grindr says it will stop sharing subscribers HIV status with 3rd party companies.

• Maryland lawmakers have passed a bill that outlaws so-called “conversion therapy” for minors. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.

• And how about one more from the hunky, handsome Mr. Gaines…

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Marches In Toronto Pride Parade And LGBTs Everywhere Go Wild

While President Trump may be ignoring Pride Month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rocked the world as he marched in Toronto’s Pride Parade this past weekend.

Let’s check the boxes in this one pic (above):

1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
2. At Pride
3. Wearing rainbow socks
4. High-fiving a little girl dressed as Wonder Woman
5. Rainbow flag Canadian maple leaf on his left cheek

And the crowd goes wild…