Sentencing Hearing Begins for Toronto Serial Killer

Gruesome details are expected to be heard in a Toronto courtroom as part of the sentencing hearing for serial killer Bruce McArthur.

The self-employed landscaper who preyed on men in Toronto's gay village, pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder.

The day began with Crown attorney Michael Cantlon warning people in the courtroom that some of the disturbing details may cause some people to be sick, lose sleep or be in emotional distress.

With the guilty plea, McArthur faces a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

The 67-year-old admitted to sexually assaulting many of his victims before killing them.

As part of the court proceedings, victim impact statements will be read to allow the victim's family members to address the court.

In McArthur's apartment, police found items belonging to the victims as well as a bag with duct tape, rope, zip ties, syringes, a bungee cord and surgical gloves.

--With files from Canadian Press