Jun 01, 2017

By Bob Komsic

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Ex-nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s admitted in Woodstock court to using insulin to kill eight seniors and sicken six others in her care at long-term care facilities in Woodstock, London and Paris, and at a private home.
(Martin Trainor / CBC)
The 49-year-old Wettlaufer’s pleaded guilty to 14 charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault, telling the court with family and friends of victims listening, that a ”red surge” would come over her when she was about to kill.
Wettlaufer’s mother, who was asked  not to be in court by her daughter, says Elizabeth has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is receiving medication.
She waived her right to a preliminary hearing in April, instead opting to go straight to trial.
The victims’ families were told they impact statements will likely be read in court June 26-27.
Those are typically given the day of sentencing.
Calls for a public inquiry were made on Zoomer Radio’s ”Fight Back” with Libby Znaimer.
CARP’s Wanda Morris says it’s time to shine the spotlight on the issues of neglect, abuse and accidental death in long-term care homes.
Jane Meadus, lawyer for the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly also told ”Fight Back” the issues are more than what a coroner’s inquest would be able to examine.
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