The 67-year-old serial killer and former gardener admitted last week that he committed eight murders in the Toronto-area between 2010 and 2017.
a court in the canadian Ontario the penalty.
– the Judgment must reflect society's revulsion against such depravity and violence, the judge said John McMahon, when the imprisonment was announced, according to the canadian CBS.
The state prosecutors insisted on a punishment that would mean that Bruce McArthur spent at least 50 years in prison, but the verdict was milder, at least theoretically.
also said that the incidents have been ”pure evil” and that a longer term of imprisonment had been able to get a ”symbolic value”, but referenced to the McArthurs age, and he recognized the crimes as reasons for a lower punishment.
According to the CBS he added, however, that it is not likely that the serial killer is ever released from prison.
the Verdict is the final chapter in a long mordhärva that revolved around Toronto's ”Gay Village”, which is a meeting place for the gay, lesbian and transgender people.
disappeared several gay men in the area and rumors of a serial killer active in the area.
the Lgbt movement in Toronto has been critical of the police, who have been accused of not taking complaints about the disappearances of gay men seriously. As late as december 2016, joined Toronto's chief of police out in the media and dismissed any rumors that there would be a serial killer.
Several of the men that was murdered by the former gardener came from minority groups, and some of them had been living as homeless. Police critics have argued that it contributed to their disappearances were not taken seriously.
became the prime suspect in the mordhärvan in January 2018 after the police investigators found the human remains of three people, on and adjacent to a property where the man previously worked.
Even more body parts were then found in the meter-high pots as the man placed in the same garden a few years earlier.
The 66-year-old gardener was arrested on 18 January 2018, after a period of reconnaissance. And had the police break into man's home because they suspected that a young man who followed him there, found themselves in mortal danger.
tied up in the man's bed, but alive. American CNN writes that the police found photos of the eight murdered men, and in some cases on their dead bodies, when they examined the former gardener's computer.
The condemned serial killer can at the earliest be released 2044, he would be 91 years old.