Canadian nurse accused of murdering 8 nursing home residents

  1. ONTARIO, Canada – A Canadian nurse is facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of eight assisted-living facility residents from 2007 to 2014, according to Canadian authorities.

    Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer is accused of poisoning residents who ranged in age from 75 to 90 in two Ontario facilities, the Ontario Provincial Police said at a news conference on Tuesday.

    Wettlaufer, 49, appeared in Ontario Court of Justice in the city of Woodstock on Tuesday. She was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder and taken into custody.

    Canadian nurse accused of murdering 8 nursing home residents | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
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  3. by   Buyer beware
    It's unusual that this alleged serial murderer is a women. In my experience sad to say, and from knowing one, they have always been men.
    So the next time you see someone at various work venues and there seems to be one person that seems to be a code s**t magnet, it would be resonable to suspect the worst.
    While no one wants to accuse someone of murder, ask yourself what are the statistical chances of the same Joe or Tom or Mary always being in the right place at the wrong time.
    This problem is not quite as rare as one could image as many nurses and doctors are reluctant to get involved.
    Just makes you wonder how many kathy bates type mercy killers are out there making the rounds.
    Last edit by Buyer beware on Nov 5, '16 : Reason: w