The Toronto Star reports:
Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of eight men, admitting to killings that began in 2010 and continued until late 2017.
The plea, entered in Superior court before Justice McMahon Tuesday morning, brings to a close a tragic and disturbing case that was unprecedented in this city, and a sprawling police investigation that brought praise and ardent criticism to Toronto police.
The 67-year-old self-employed landscaper — who was a familiar face in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley area, known as the Gay Village — was arrested in January 2018. Police charged him with first-degree murder in the deaths of two men, but alleged he killed others.
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BREAKING: Bruce McArthur is pleading guilty to 8 counts of 1st-degree murder in the deaths of Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) January 29, 2019
Jan. 17, 2019 marked a year since Bruce McArthur was arrested. Today, he pleaded guilty to the deaths of eight men. Remembering the missing men killed by McArthur. https://t.co/YffsZqrmb7
— TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) January 29, 2019
BREAKING: Bruce McArthur will plead guilty to all 8 counts of first-degree murder, the judge says. pic.twitter.com/c5kd95MYep
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) January 29, 2019
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) January 29, 2019