Nurse Accused of Murdering Eight Elderly Patients

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A nurse has been charged with eight counts of murder in deaths of eight patients, dating back almost a decade.

49-year-old Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, a former nurse at a southwestern branch of Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home in Ontario, Canada, is alleged to have administered fatal doses of drugs to the patients between 2007 and 2014.

Those victims were between 75 and 95 years old.

The investigation started on September 29th after authorities received a tip.

The investigation, which is ongoing, includes Woodstock Police Service, London Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, and is now being treated as a multiple homicide.

Authorities haven’t identified the drug used or given a believed motive for the murders.
Ms. Wettlaufer resigned on September 30th.

Authorities haven’t ruled out additional victims, and the investigation is ongoing.

She’s due in court next week.

 

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