Canada - Bruce McArthur- Pleads Guilty - murders of 8 men, Toronto, 2010-2017 #2

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  1. matou

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    Some victims were murdered 'while unlawfully confined?' Sigh.
     
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  2. matou

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    Title needs to be changed to Guilty.
     
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    So glad to read this.
     
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    In this statement of facts, it says that during each of the murders, one of more of the following factors were present. Planning and deliberation, a murder committed in the course of sexually assaulting the victims or a murder committed while the victims were unlawfully confined Catherine McDonald on Twitter
     
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    Page 2 of the statement of facts. More details on what Bruce McArthur did to his victims. Warning. Disturbing content Catherine McDonald on Twitter

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    Thank you to all who are “live” updating this thread.

    I have no coherent words at the moment & haven’t decided whether or not to read the statements of facts.

    I’m crying for the families and friends.
     
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    Serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to 8 counts of 1st-degree murder

     
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    Eight men, eight stories: What we know about serial killer Bruce McArthur’s victims | The Star

    In a downtown courtroom Tuesday morning, self-employed landscaper Bruce McArthur pleaded guilty to murdering eight men with connections to the Gay Village.

    Many of his victim’s family members were in court to witness the plea.

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    McArthur’s victims are: Skandaraj (Skanda) Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Kirushnakumar Kanagaratnam, Dean Lisowick, Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman.

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    Correction to my earlier post, only the six murders — which were committed after the 2011 change to the law — qualify for consecutive sentences.
     
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    Client puts spotlight on two sides of serial killer Bruce McArthur
    "Serial killer and landscaper Bruce McArthur betrayed client Karen Fraser by using her Mallory Cresc. property as the burial ground for the dismembered remains of innocent victims.

    Fraser heard some disturbing details of how McArthur sexually assaulted, bound, forcibly confined and staged his prey. She tried to reconcile the perpetrator of those horrific crimes with the cheerful gardner who frequented her property from spring to fall for years."

    “We call him Bruce A and Bruce B,” recalled Fraser after McArthur pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. “Bruce A was very happy, enjoying his job — a talented landscaper and gardener. He was energetic and enthusiastic, always eager to get on with his tasks."
    "Bruce B “is not mentally ill,” Fraser told reporters outside the downtown courthouse. “He’s evil."
    rbbm.
     
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    saw the news last night but too scared to read the statement of facts
     
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    Judge leading review of missing persons cases wants to examine McArthur prosecution

    Jan 31, 2019

    "The judge leading the independent review into how Toronto police handle missing persons cases now wants to examine the prosecution of Bruce McArthur as part of her investigation.

    Gloria Epstein, who is retiring from the Ontario Court of Appeal, was appointed in June 2018 by the city to examine what Toronto Mayor John Tory called "troubling questions" in the wake of McArthur's killings.

    The former landscaper pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder for a string of killings that largely targeted men connected to Toronto's Gay Village between 2010 and 2017.

    "This will make it easier for us to do the job that we've been tasked to do," said Mark Sandler, a criminal lawyer and counsel to the review. "We could look at the full range of systemic issues pertaining to these missing persons investigations."

    The report is due in April 2020...."

    Judge leading review of missing persons cases wants to examine McArthur prosecution | CBC News
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    Why did Bruce McArthur plead guilty? Police hint answers are coming

    Jan 30, 2019

    "Why Bruce McArthur, 67, chose to plead guilty to eight charges of first-degree murder was not explained in court Tuesday morning, although police hinted that answers still may come.

    McArthur's admission in a Toronto courthouse that he killed eight men between 2010 and 2017 wasn't entirely surprising — police had said earlier a "significant development" was coming. But guilty pleas can be rare in big trials because, during the lead-up, the defence can determine the strength of the Crown's case, according to B.C. criminal lawyer Marilyn Sandford....

    Outside the courthouse, Toronto police Det. David Dickinson, one of the lead investigators in the case, indicated he would comment on McArthur's reasons for pleading guilty at a later time. Insp. Hank Idsinga, the head of the investigation, also suggested that more information about McArthur's motivation to plead guilty may be forthcoming.

    "We'll see what else comes out in court next week," he told CBC News.

    Sentence to be decided next week

    Ontario Superior Court Justice John McMahon opened proceedings Tuesday by asking McArthur if he understood exactly what it meant to plead guilty and warning him that he could not plead guilty to things he didn't do just to get the case over....

    McMahon said the guilty plea meant he had to sentence McArthur to life imprisonment. Whether he will serve his sentences concurrently or consecutively will be decided next week at a sentencing hearing that begins Monday....

    More information on nature of crimes expected

    It is still not known how McArthur killed his victims. But what the court did hear Tuesday, in an abridged version of an agreed statement of facts, was that all eight murders were planned and deliberate, that six were sexual in nature, that McArthur had kept some of his victims' items as souvenirs and "staged" some of them, although what that meant was not clarified.

    The full details of those crimes are expected to be revealed next week at a sentencing hearing where friends and family will deliver victim impact statements....

    McMahon said it would be in everybody's interest for the case to wrap up next week, "to have closure for the family, for Mr. McArthur, for everybody involved."

    Why did Bruce McArthur plead guilty? Police hint answers are coming | CBC News
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    Ryan Flanagan‏Verified account @flanaganryan Jan 29
    Sentencing hearing for Bruce McArthur starts next Monday at 10 a.m.
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    Should serial killer Bruce McArthur get the death penalty? (with clip)

    "Serial killer Bruce McArthur’s admission that he killed eight men dominated headlines this week.

    And there were lots of opinions on the streets Wednesday about what the murderer’s fate should be.

    However, a random sampling of 10 people in Toronto’s Gay Village area and outside the Old City Hall, found little support for a return of capital punishment...."

    Should serial killer Bruce McArthur get the death penalty?
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    Watch: Victim who survived Bruce McArthur attack says guilty plea brings little comfort

    "Catherine McDonald sat down with Sean Cribbin to hear how he has been affected by his traumatic encounter with Bruce McArthur."

    Victim who survived Bruce McArthur attack says guilty plea brings little comfort | Watch News Videos Online
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    Watch: Victim describes year leading up to Bruce McArthur pleading guilty

    "Sean Cribbin, a Toronto man who survived an encounter with Bruce McArthur, describes the ongoing trauma from the day he was attacked."

    Victim describes year leading up to Bruce McArthur pleading guilty | Watch News Videos Online
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    Watch:Toronto man describes sitting in courtroom and seeing Bruce McArthur plead guilty

    "Sean Cribbin, a Toronto man who survived an encounter with Bruce McArthur, describes sitting in court as the serial killer plead guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder."

    Toronto man describes sitting in courtroom and seeing Bruce McArthur plead guilty | Watch News Videos Online
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