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=== Halloween assault ===
McArthur had met a [[Male prostitution|male sex worker]]<ref name="GallantAssault"/> on a chat line and later had sex with him.<ref name="GoodfieldReoffend"/> Just after noon on October 31, 2001,<ref name="GallantRecording"/> a few weeks after his 50th birthday, completelyMcArthur unprovokedwas andinvited withinto nothe priorman's knowledgeapartment<ref ofname="GallantAssault"/> theto victim,see his Halloween costume. McArthur struck the man several times from behind<ref name="GallantAssault"/> in the apartment hallway with an iron pipe that he often carried.<ref name="GallantHid"/><ref name="LingHistory"/> The victim lost consciousness, then called [[9-1-1]] when he awoke and was taken to [[St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto)|St. Michael's Hospital]]. He had suffered injuries to his head and body and needed several stitches on the back of his head and his fingers as well as six weeks of physiotherapy.<ref name="GallantRecording"/><ref name="GoodfieldReoffend"/>
 
McArthur, who turned himself in after the attack, said he did not remember the incident or why he might have done it.<ref name="GallantMinimal"/> He pleaded guilty to charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm,<ref name="GallantHid"/> and on April 11, 2003, received a conditional sentence of 729 days (two years less a day). A further charge of carrying a concealed weapon was withdrawn at the time.<ref name="NasserLinks"/> The [[crown attorney]] had earlier believed jail time was warranted but agreed to a conditional sentence after psychiatric and presentencing reports suggested McArthur was a low risk to reoffend.<ref name="BrockbankPsych"/> The victim, said by the Crown to have been traumatized by the incident, did not provide a [[victim impact statement|victim-impact statement]] for the sentencing, and there were concerns that McArthur's unexplained behaviour may have been due to the combination of McArthur's anti-seizure medication with amyl nitrite,{{efn|name=nitrate}} or "[[poppers]]",<ref name="GallantAssault"/><ref name="GoodfieldReoffend"/> a muscle relaxant<ref name="Medsafe"/> which is sometimes taken recreationally before sex.<ref name="CruickshankBarred"/><ref name="GillisInvestigation"/><ref name="GallantHid"/>