Toronto serial killer had man tied to bed at time of arrest, police say


New details in the case of a suspected serial killer in Toronto show when police arrived to arrest him last year, they found a man tied to his bed.

Investigators also found eight folders on his hard drive, each labeled with the name of a different man.

Those folders contained photos of the men, both alive and dead, in macabre poses, either naked or dressed in fur coats, sometimes with cigars in their mouths.

A ninth folder was named for the man tied to the bed.

Those details came out in court this week during the sentencing hearing for 67-year-old Bruce McArthur.

McArthur pleaded guilty to eight counts of first degree murder.

McArthur sexually assulted, strangled, and then dismembered men and buried the remains in garden planters in a ravine next to where he stored tools for his landscaping business.

He also worked as a mall Santa Claus.

The crimes targeted immigrants and other vulnerable members of Toronto’s LGBTQ community. McArthur has pleaded guilty to killing Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.

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