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McArthur pleads guilty to 8 murders

KAWARTHA LAKES-Accused serial killer and former Kawartha Lakes resident Bruce McArthur has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of eight men.

He entered the plea this morning in Superior Court in Toronto.

The Toronto Star reports “a short summary of the facts read out in court showed that some or all of the killings were sexual in nature, involved staging, and that there was evidence of confinement. McArthur kept some items belonging to his victims, such as jewelry or a notebook. In some of the deaths, there was evidence that a ligature was used.”

McArthur admitted to killing: Andrew Kinsmen, 49; Selim Esen, 44; Majeed Kayhan, 58; Soroush Mahmudi, 50; Dean Lisowick, 47; Skanda Navaratnam, 40,Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, and Kirkushnakumar Kanagaratnam, 37.

The serial killer attended Fenelon Falls Secondary School in the late 60’s and graduated in 1970. He was a member of the Library Club and said his goal in life was to be successful. He grew up in Woodville. Read the full story here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2018/01/19/yearbook-photo-shows-accused-killer-at-fenelon-falls-secondary-school/

The 66 year old was reported to be a self-employed as a landscaper, who was living in the Thorncliffe Park area at the time of his arrest.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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