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An alleged serial killer facing murder charges in the deaths of eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay village will stand trial in January, 2020.

Bruce McArthur said little in a brief court appearance this morning and avoided looking at the family members of his alleged victims.

Police found the remains of seven of the men in large planters at a property where the 67-year-old worked as a landscaper.

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The remains of the eighth alleged victim were found in a ravine behind the same property in midtown Toronto.

The Crown said it was ready to start the trial in September, 2019, but the defence said it wouldn’t be available until January.

The trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 6, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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