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Local murder case put on March court schedule

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A doctor accused of murder while he was on staff at Hawkesbury and District General Hospital will be back in court in March.

A judicial pre-trial session dealing with Dr. Brian Nadler’s case continues after its February 23 provincial court session at the L’Orignal courthouse. Crown attorney Robin Flumerfelt confirmed that the ongoing pre-trial dealing with the Nadler case will resume on March 11 and March 16.

Nadler is accused of killing Albert Poidinger, 89, a resident of Pointe-Claire, Québec, when the deceased was at Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HDGH) last year. Police attended at the hospital March 25 2021 in response to a call about a patient’s death.

Nadler was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police have stated they are also investigating any possible connection between Nadler and other deaths at the hospital.

The accused was released on bail in July 2021 and his lawyer has stated that his client maintains his innocence.

Nadler lives in the Montréal suburb of Dollard-des-Ormeaux. At the time of his arrest, he was listed as a “hospitalist” at HDGH, which means he was a practicing doctor at the hospital who dealt with a variety of patients.

Soon after his arrest, HDGH revoked Nadler’s hospital privileges and also stated in a news release that it is cooperating with police on the investigation. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario also suspended Nadler’s licence to practice in the province while the police investigation and court proceedings continue.