OPP to re­lease new de­tails of ex-nurse’s mur­der case

The Globe and Mail (Prairie Edition) - - NEWS -

Ontario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice say they will be re­leas­ing new in­for­ma­tion this week in the case of a for­mer nurse ac­cused of killing eight se­niors in two long-term care homes.

OPP Sergeant David Rek­tor says that an update on El­iz­a­beth Wet­t­laufer’s case will come on Fri­day morn­ing.

Ms. Wet­t­laufer is charged with eight counts of first-de­gree mur­der in the deaths of res­i­dents at Ontario nurs­ing homes in Wood­stock and Lon­don.

Po­lice al­lege she used drugs to kill the se­niors while she worked at the fa­cil­i­ties be­tween 2007 and 2014.

Her al­leged vic­tims have been iden­ti­fied as James Sil­cox, 84; Mau­rice Granat, 84; Gla­dys Millard, 87; Helen Mathe­son, 95; Mary Zu­raw­in­ski, 96; Helen Young, 90; Mau­reen Pick­er­ing, 79; and Ar­pad Hor­vath, 75.

Ms. Wet­t­laufer, 49, is set to ap­pear in per­son in a Wood­stock court on Fri­day.

Po­lice have said their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the al­leged mur­ders was launched in Septem­ber last year. Ms. Wet­t­laufer was ar­rested in late Oc­to­ber.

Records from the Col­lege of Nurses of Ontario show Ms. Wet­t­laufer was first reg­is­tered as a nurse in Au­gust, 1995, but re­signed Sept. 30, 2016, and is no longer a reg­is­tered nurse.

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