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Court Sketch: Time Mcarthur

court sketch: From left, defence lawyer James Miglin, Justice John McMahon, court registrar, serial killer Bruce McArthur, Crown Attorney Michael Cantlon, Insp, according to Toronto Star. Hank Idsinga, and friends and family of victims, back right, are shown in this court sketch in Toronto on Tuesday. McArthur, 67, who pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, faces an automatic sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for a minimum of 25 years. Alexandra Newbould / THE CANADIAN PRESS At McArthur's sentencing hearing Tuesday the Crown asked for a parole ineligibility period of 50 years by which time McArthur would be 116. McArthur's defence lawyer, James Miglin, said a period of 25 years parole ineligibility is appropriate given the killer's age and guilty pleas, which Miglin said indicate his public acceptance of responsibility for his horrible crimes. That sentence would effectively keep the families of his victims from ever having to face him at a parole hearing. ( As reported in the news.