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Bruce McArthur expected to appear in person in court Oct. 22

Last Updated Oct 5, 2018 at 11:06 am EDT

Bruce McArthur briefly appears in court on March 14, 2018. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

Bruce McArthur, the man accused of killing eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay village, is expected to appear in person at his next court date on Oct. 22.

McArthur, a 66-year-old self-employed landscaper, faces eight counts of first-degree murder.

He made a brief court appearance via video on Friday.

The remains of seven men were recovered from planters at a property where McArthur had worked in the months following his arrest last January.

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

Lead detective Insp. Hank Idsinga has said he doesn’t believe there are any more alleged victims.

McArthur briefly appeared by video last week.