Toronto police charged Bruce McArthur with an eighth count of first-degree murder Monday morning.
Roslyn Stephenson was asleep in the early hours of Friday when she heard a knock at her door. As she went to check who it was, she looked out her window and discovered her garage fire.
In a panic, Stephenson immediately called the fire department, while neighbours came to make sure that she got to safety. In her 10 years living on Coleridge Avenue, near Woodbine and Lumsden avenues, she said nothing like this has happened before.
One of Toronto’s best-known drag queens says Thursday’s arrest of a suspect in the murders of two gay Toronto men, with possibly other victims yet to be named, would not have happened without the LGBTQ community’s persistent pressure on Toronto police to solve these cases. Matt Coccia, who performs as Katinka Kature, was reacting to the announcement of murder charges against Bruce McArthur, 66, a self employed landscaper.