Wettlaufer sentencing hearing begins Monday

Claudine Rigal
Juin 26, 2017

A sentencing hearing will begin Monday for a former Woodstock nurse who confessed to murdering eight elderly patients in her care over the span of almost a decade.

On June 1, Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to eight counts of first degree murder, four counts of attempted murder, and two counts of aggravated assault.

The 50-year-old admitted to using insulin in all 14 cases that stretched from 2007 to 2016, and has said she believed she was an instrument of God as she killed and hurt vulnerable patients.

The crimes, which occurred in three Ontario long-term care facilities and a private home, make Wettlaufer one of Canada's worst serial killers.

During Wettlaufer's last court appearance, family and friends of the victims heard the chilling details of the incidents as a video confession the former nurse gave to Woodstock police was played in the courtroom.

The crown and her defense lawyer have suggested that Wettlaufer will serve her sentences concurrently.

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