Some staff at the Woodstock nursing home where nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed seven of her eight victims started calling her the “angel of death” after she was overheard telling a palliative patient it was OK to die, a nurse told a provincial inquiry Wednesday.
Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press
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ST. THOMAS — The Woodstock nursing home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer injected seven residents with deadly doses of insulin had a systemic problem keeping track of narcotics, the home's former administrator told a public inquiry Thursday.
Over the course of seven years, registered nurse and serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer left a trail of corpses and unanswered questions -- and while a public inquiry into her killing spree can't undo her carnage, families of victims hope it will shed light to prevent other tragedies, lawyers for those families said Tuesday.
Twenty months after Elizabeth Wetlauffer told police how she used her position as a nurse to murder eight people and try to kill six more, those who supervised her at a Woodstock nursing home will be called to task this week at a public inquiry.
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