A former Canadian nurse admits killing eight elderly persons with insulin injections

A one-time Canadian nurse faces an eight counts charge of first-degree murder. The 49-year old Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to the count after injecting with insulin without medical direction at a nursing home.

The Guardian reported that the nurse who worked at Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes pleaded guilty to the charges for assault and attempted murder. She pleaded guilty to the six-count charge; she agreed to have injected eight patients without any medical reason, causing their death. She made this open when she showed up in a courtroom in Ontario on Thursday.

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Wettlaufer got arrested in October and was charged the same month. The victims died from the injections, and they age between 75 and 96 years old. The incidents took place between 2007 and 2014 and three distinct health care facilities as well a private home.

Wettlaufer pleaded guilty in the courtroom where the victim’s family members were present. One of the bereaved whose father was killed, Andrea Silcox, was agitated before the hearing. She told the Guardian that she’d forgive Wettlaufer because her father would like that. However, she’ll never forget the incident.
Another relative to one of the victim’s said that the guilty took away a hero and a best friend. As such, it remains indelible in mind.

Records indicate that Wettlaufer got registered as a nurse and resigned on August 1995 and September 30, 2016, respectively.