Ontario has appointed Justice Eileen Gillese to conduct an independent public inquiry into the circumstances and systemic issues that may have contributed to the actions of serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer at a nursing home.
Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer is in a Woodstock, Ont., courtroom this morning to hear the victim impact statements of 19 friends and relatives of the eight people she killed while they were under her care at various nursing homes.
The nurse accused of killing eight residents at care homes in southwest Ontario made a stunning admission via online chat last fall about the fate of “more than six” seniors who died on her watch, one of her childhood friends told CBC’s The Fifth Estate in an exclusive interview.
Nursing home patient records show former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, accused of killing eight seniors in southwestern Ontario, tended to them “at or just prior to the time of their deaths,” according to police allegations filed in court last fall but kept confidential until today.
A former Ontario nurse charged with first-degree murder involving eight seniors in two long-term-care homes is now accused of attempting to kill others in her care.
CBC Toronto has learned that Ontario Provincial Police are set to update their investigation into the alleged murders of eight senior citizens in long-term care facilities in Woodstock and London, Ont.