Warning: Details in this article are troubling When the Toronto police arrested a man whom they had suspected as a serial killer last year, they found a man tied to his bed. Alive.Police then searched the suspect's hard drive for evidence. There they discovered eight folders with the names of different men. Each portfolio contained photos of the men – some lived and some dead and some with naked bodies posing in fur coats or with unlit cigars. There was also a ninth folder. It was labeled with the name of the man tied to the bed. These macabre details were released this week by prosecutor Michael Cantlon as part of the criminal conviction of Bruce McArthur, who lured the men to their homes, strangling them and then dismembering them. According to CNN network partner CTV News.McArthur, 67, she confesses on January 29 for eight deaths in the first murder for the death of Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam. The prosecutors said last week that they were satisfied with the guilty verdict, but refused to provide more details about the case. "This matter is currently in court, it would be inappropriate for the ministry to comment further." Brian Gray, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Prosecution, buried the remnants of the men in garden planters and in a ravine beside a plot of land where he kept tools for his landscaping business. Cantlon said that according to CTV.Police, McArthur monitored and decided to arrest him on January 1
Warning: Details in this article are disturbing.
When the Toronto police arrested a man whom they suspected of being serial killers last year, they found a man tied to his bed. Alive.
The police then searched the suspect's hard drive for evidence. There they discovered eight folders with the names of different men. In each folder were photos of the men – some alive and some dead and some with naked bodies posing in fur coats or with unlit cigars.
There was also a ninth folder. It was marked with the name of the man tied to the bed. These gruesome details were released this week by prosecutor Michael Cantlon when he was convicted by Bruce McArthur, who lured the men to his home, and then splintered them, according to CNN network partner CTV News.
McArthur, 67, confessed on January 29 to eight first-degree murder charges for the deaths of Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, and Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam.
The prosecutors said last week that they were satisfied with the guilty verdict, but refused to provide more details about the case. The court said it was inappropriate for the ministry to make further comments, "said Brian Gray, spokesman for the Attorney General 's Department.
McArthur buried the remnants of the men in garden planters and in a ravine beside one According to the CTV
the police had monitored McArthur and decided to arrest him on January 18, 2018 when he reported the man to his apartment brought.
McArthur, who also worked as the Santa shopping center, was arrested and charged with two murders. The Crown added further charges in the course of the investigation.
Prosecutor: Victims were exploited for their vulnerabilities
Most victims are immigrants of South Asian or Middle Eastern descent, Cantlon said in court. Some came from the Gay Village district of Toronto and had connections to the city's LGBTQ community.
"Most of the deceased had traits that made the detection of victims more likely or more difficult, and some were forced to live parts of their lives in secret because of their lives." Some lacked a stable housing, "Cantlon said.
"There is evidence that McArthur has located and exploited these vulnerabilities to continue his crimes undetected."
The Crown believes that McArthur has killed his first victim, Navaratnam, in September 2010. After his last Victims, Andrew Kinsman, disappeared in June 2017, law enforcement agencies began investigating McArthur.
Investigators found a calendar in Kinsman's flat called "Bruce" written on June 26, 2017. The day Kinsman disappeared after CTV
. Surveillance material from Kinsman's neighborhood showed he was entering a red Dodge Caravan identified as belonging to McArthur. Inside the vehicle, which was later discovered in a junkyard, the investigators found a DNA that agreed with Kinsman and Esen.
The photos on McArthur's computer – some taken during the men's lifetime – showed that the victims were "being held back and sexually assaulted," Cantlon said.
Some photos showed the murder weapon – a metal rod with a rope McArthur strangled his victims – around the victim's necks, Cantlon said.
In addition to the photos The police found the jewelry of the victims in McArthur's house, said Cantlon. A duffel bag in the apartment contained tape, a surgical glove, a rope, cable ties, a black bungee cord and syringes, according to CTV.
"I could have been"
Faizi was reported missing on December 29, 2010 Kayhan was reported missing in October 2012, and Mahmudi was reported missing in August 2015.
Kanagaratnam moved from Sri Lanka to Canada in 2010. He was not reported missing. The police said he was probably killed between September and December 2015.
Esen, who had no permanent address, was reported missing in April 2017.
The court heard statements from victims about victims of people who knew Esen and others, CTV reported.
"Our lives were shattered by the shocking news, we can not put up with his cruel murder," Sister Nadia Wali said in a statement on behalf of the Esen family.
Lisowick was not reported missing. However, the authorities believe that he was killed sometime between May 2016 and July 2017. A lawyer from the Crown read out a statement from a daughter who had never met him.
"I will always have to live with the knowledge that I never have a relationship with my father," said Emily Bourgeois.
Some friends of Kinsman told the court that they knew McArthur.
"Me I feel incredibly guilty because I could not recognize the offender as him, "CTV quoted Kinsman's friend Adrian Betts saying." By killing my f friend, this man has also killed who I was before all this horror.
Rev. Deana Dudley of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto said in court that McArthur's arrest will "deeply and effectively" affect the LGBTQ community after CTV.
"Many in our community have lost their sense of security. … There is a sense of "it could have been me, it could have been any of us," Dudley said.
"We are angry and that will last a long time, and I pray that we will do it, do not let the rage devour us."