Hawkesbury OPP confirm identity of 89-year-old victim in hospital murder investigation

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Dr. Brian Nadler, a specialist in internal medicine, has been charged with first-degree murder after being arrested at Hawkesbury District Hospital on Thursday. – Mar 27, 2021

Ontario Provincial Police have revealed the identity of an 89-year-old man whose death at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital is now the subject of a murder investigation.

Police were called to the hospital last Thursday evening and found 89-year-old Albert Poidinger of Pointe-Claire, Que., had died.

Brian Nadler of Dollar-Des-Ormeaux, Que., a 35-year-old doctor at the hospital, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder. He is currently in custody with a scheduled court appearance on April 6.

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Nadler’s lawyer, Alan Brass, told Global News last week that the charges will be contested.

“He maintains his innocence and the charges against him will be vigorously defended,” Brass said.

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OPP said they are continuing to look into the circumstances surrounding “other recent suspicious deaths at the hospital.”

Anyone with information into the investigation is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can be submitted via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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