Eastern Ontario doctor's murder case adjourned for two weeks

Dr. Brian Nadler, 35, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of an 89-year-old Quebec man at the hospital in Hawkesbury, Ont. (Source: Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta)

An eastern Ontario doctor facing a first-degree murder charge had his case adjourned for two weeks after a short court appearance Tuesday.

Dr. Brian Nadler is accused of killing Albert Poidinger, 89, who lived in Pointe-Claire, Que., at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.

Ontario Provincial Police say they were called to the hospital on March 25, after which Poidinger was declared dead and Nadler was arrested.

Police have said they are investigating Nadler in connection with several other deaths at the hospital.

The prosecution says they continue to provide disclosure to Nadler's defence team.

Nadler's lawyer says his client maintains his innocence.

The doctor is next scheduled to appear in court on June 15.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 1, 2021.