Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur waives right to preliminary hearing

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TORONTO — A man accused of killing eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay village has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Bruce McArthur, a 67-year-old self-employed landscaper, has been ordered to stand trial by judge alone.

He faces eight counts of first-degree murder.

Police arrested McArthur in 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.

The Canadian Press