Canada Bruce McArthur remanded in custody after court appearance Wednesday

18:36  14 february  2018
18:36  14 february  2018 Source:   thestar.com

Police recover remains of six people in Bruce McArthur investigation

  Police recover remains of six people in Bruce McArthur investigation Police recover remains of six people in Bruce McArthur investigationDet. Sgt. Hank Idsinga says more charges are expected against McArthur, who is currently charged with first-degree murder in the presumed deaths of five men.

Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur made a brief court appearance via video link Wednesday morning. Bruce McArthur , a 66-year-old landscaper, was remanded into custody after his brief court appearance Friday morning.

Alphonso King, left, and John Allan, right, speak with reporters following accused killer Bruce McArthur ’s first court appearance in Toronto, Jan. McArthur was remanded into police custody and will appear again on Feb. 14 via video link. The charges remain unproven in court .

Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur made a brief court appearance via video link Wednesday morning.

Wearing an orange jumpsuit, McArthur stated his name clearly and stared blankly into the video camera broadcasting his image in a crowded downtown courtroom.

Prosecutor Mike Cantlon told court his office is currently vetting and screening the disclosure it received yesterday from Toronto police.

McArthur’s lawyer, Calvin Rosemont, noted that today was his client's third appearance without receiving disclosure.

McArthur was remanded in custody until Feb.28, when he is scheduled again to appear by video link from the Toronto South detention centre.

Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur did landscaping at another property near where remains found

  Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur did landscaping at another property near where remains found Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur did landscaping work at a building down the road from the property where police recovered the remains of at least six people, according to two former tenants. "He would work on the lawn, take care of flowers, planters, and stuff like that," said Frederic Bisson, who lived in an apartment building on Mallory Crescent in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood a decade ago. "I'm really shocked … he was really calm and quiet."Bisson's roommate at the time confirmed that he, too, remembers seeing McArthur work on the property, but he never spoke to him.

A court sketch of Bruce McArthur during his first court appearance over two first-degree murder charges. 'He is really what I thought he was,' said Arthur Chiu after McArthur 's Friday court appearance . (Nick Boisvert/CBC).

Bruce McArthur was remanded in custody until June 22 for what is expected to be another short appearance . Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, McArthur , 66, said little during the short appearance via video link. Wednesday 26°C.

McArthur is facing five first-degree murder charges related to the disappearances of men who are all believed to have had ties to the LGBTQ community.

Investigators have said they expect to lay more charges against the 66-year-old in the coming days.

Police say they’ve recovered the dismembered remains of six individuals from large planters at a Toronto home where McArthur rented storage space and worked as a landscaper.

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TORONTO — A man accused of killing men associated with Toronto's gay village appeared briefly in court today. Bruce McArthur was remanded in custody until June 22 for what is expected to be another short appearance .

Bruce McArthur was remanded in custody until June 22 for what is expected to be another short appearance . Bruce McArthur is seen in court via video link at an April 16, 2018 appearance . (John Mantha).

On Tuesday, police wrapped up the excavation of the property where the remains were found and announced that they had not found any more.

Bruce McArthur is facing five first-degree murder charges related to the disappearances of men who are all believed to have had ties to the LGBTQ community.© Facebook Bruce McArthur is facing five first-degree murder charges related to the disappearances of men who are all believed to have had ties to the LGBTQ community.

Last month, McArthur was charged with 49-year-old Kinsman’s death, as well as the presumed death of 44-year-old Selim Esen. Both men went missing from Toronto’s gay village in 2017.

Police laid three more first-degree murder charges against McArthur about two weeks later, related to the disappearances of Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Soroush Mahmudi, 50, as well as the death of Dean Lisowick, either 43 or 44, who had never been reported missing.

Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga said Tuesday that the investigation will concentrate on evidence gathered so far before focusing on the 30 other properties identified as places of interest.

With a report from Canadian Press

Police looking into past 'sudden deaths' in Bruce McArthur investigation .
Police looking into past 'sudden deaths' in Bruce McArthur investigation The 66-year-old landscaper faces first-degree murder charges in the cases of six men: Andrew Kinsman, 49, Selim Esen, 44, Majeed Kayhan, 58, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, Dean Lisowick, 47 and Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40.

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