Police in Toronto on Wednesday charged
a landscaper accused of killing six gay or bisexual men with another
According to CNN,
Bruce McArthur, 66, has been charged with first-degree murder in the
death of Abdulbasir Faizi, a 42-year-old man who went missing in
Toronto police spokesman Hank Idsinga
revealed the new charge during a news conference.
“Today Mr. McArthur was brought back
before the courts. He was charged with first degree murder in
relation to Mr. Faizi,” Idsinga said. “Mr. McArthur is now
charged with and alleged to have committed seven murders.”
Idsinga previously said that police
found the remains of the men “hidden in the bottom of [large]
planters” at a property McArthur used for storage. He's called
McArthur an “alleged serial killer.”
Police have been scouring missing
persons cases to see whether there is a link to McArthur.
A female relative who spoke during
Wednesday's press conference said that Faizi's wife was shocked to
learn that he secretly went to bathhouses in Toronto's Gay Village.
“As far as she knows they were
married and they were happy and he abandoned her and the daughters,”
she said. “For me at least there's a sense of relief, because he
didn't abandon anyone. He didn't run away.”