Former Nurse Charged With Eight Counts of Murder


WOODSTOCK, Ontario — (CNN) A former nurse in Canada is accused of doing the unthinkable to her patients.

She’s now charged with eight counts of murder.

Police say eight nursing home residents have been murdered.

Seven killed in Woodstock, one in London.

Detective Superintendent Dave Truax says, “The victims were administered a drug. We’re not in a position at this time to comment further on the specifics of the drug.”

Former registered nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder.

Investigators say her alleged victims were between the ages of 75 and 96-years-old.

Police allege the murders were committed over a seven-year period, ending in 2014.

An anonymous tip led investigators to the homicides that were only discovered last month.

Wettlaufer hasn’t worked at the home since 2014 and abruptly resigned as a registered nurse just last month.

Neighbors say she was dealing with addiction issues and had just been released from a drug rehab center.

Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s first court appearance only lasted a few minutes.

She has yet to obtain a lawyer and is expected to be back in court next week.

(Peter Akman, CTV News) 

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