Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur waives right to preliminary inquiry

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Bruce McArthur, accused of killing eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay village has waived his right to a preliminary inquiry.

The 67-year-old self-employed landscaper, has been ordered to stand trial by judge alone on eight counts of first-degree murder.

McArthur, wearing a black sweater over a blue shirt with blue jeans, made no eye contact with the alleged victims’ families that packed the small courtroom this morning.

He is expected to return to Ontario Superior Court on Nov. 5, when a date trial will be set.

Police arrested McArthur last January and eventually found the remains of seven men in large planters at a property where McArthur had worked.

Investigators found the eighth set of remains in a ravine behind the same property in midtown Toronto.

Lead detective Insp. Hank Idsinga has said the probe is the largest forensic investigation in the force’s history.

Idsinga has said he doesn’t believe there are any more alleged victims.

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur waives right to preliminary inquiry

McArthur is accused of killing these eight men. Top row, from left to right, Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Selim Esen, 44, and Abdulbasir Faizi, 44. Bottom row, from left to right: Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, 37, Dean Lisowick, 47, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Majeed Kayhan, 58. (Toronto Police Service/CBC)

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