SERIAL killer Bruce McArthur, 67, a self-employed landscaper who killed eight men with ties to Toronto’s Gay Village between 2010 and 2017, was on Friday sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. This means that he will be first eligible for parole at age 91.
McArthur had pleaded guilty in a Toronto courtroom to the murders of Andrew Kinsman, 49; Selim Esen, 44; Majeed Kayhan, 58; Soroush Mahmudi, 50; Dean Lisowick, 47; Skandaraj (Skanda) Navaratnam, 40, Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, and Kirushnakumar Kanagaratnam, 37. Two of the victims were Tamil.
According to court documents, the murders were planned and deliberate and six of them were sexual in nature. He also kept some of their possessions.
The dismembered parts of seven victims were found in gardening planters at a house where McArthur had been permitted to store his tools in the garage. The remains of the eighth victim were recovered from a nearby ravine.