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PEMBROKE, Ont. — A man charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the separate slayings of three women in an area west of Ottawa has had his case put over until Nov. 2.

Basil Borutski had a brief court hearing Monday in Pembroke, Ont.

Borutski faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of 36-year-old Anastasia Kuzyk, 48-year-old Nathalie Warmerdam, and 66-year-old Carol Culleton.

The bodies of the women — all three were reportedly his former girlfriends —  who were reportedly his former were found within hours of each other on Sept. 22.

The 57-year-old was arrested after a manhunt that kept the village of Wilno, Ont., under lockdown for several hours.

He has a criminal history that includes a conviction for assaulting Kuzyk in December 2013. He was released from jail last December and placed on two years probation.

In 2012, Borutski was accused of assaulting Warmerdam, and also accused of threatening to hurt one of her family members and to kill a family pet.

Court documents say he was convicted of making threats and breaking a door while he lived with Warmerdam but the Crown did not proceed with the assault charge.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version contained an incorrect date for when the homicides happened.

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