Pressured for weeks for details, Ontario came under fire from families and critics when it laid out its broad plans Tuesday for a promised public inquiry into former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s murders at two Southwestern Ontario nursing homes.
Nursing Home Deaths
The first time Ontario’s nursing regulator heard of Woodstock nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s abuses was when the serial killer confessed to them while under psychiatric care last fall.
When seven people died in Walkerton’s tainted water disaster, the province moved swiftly — three weeks later — to appoint a commissioner to lead a public inquiry into the crisis.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer, the worst health- care killer in Canadian history, finally spoke Monday.
No sooner was Elizabeth Wettlaufer sentenced for her crimes than Ontario moved to set up an inquiry into the former nurse’s eight murders at two Southwestern Ontario nursing homes.
By the end of the interview with the Woodstock police, killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer admitted people would likely think she’s “a monster.”
Disgraced former Woodstock nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer is expected to plead guilty today to eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of seniors at long-term care homes in Southwestern Ontario.
For weeks after her friend’s arrest last fall, she lay awake at night, her mind churning over the numerous intimate conversations she had shared with alleged murderer Elizabeth Wettlaufer.