Former Ontario nurse charged in deaths of 8 seniors appears in court

Ex-nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, facing 8 murder charges, back in court

Wettlaufer Trial Inching Closer

A former Ontario nurse accused of murdering eight seniors in her care made a brief court appearance on Friday before having her case put over to next month. A trial date has not been scheduled yet.

At her last count appearance on April 7, Wettlaufer waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

Wettlaufer, 49, will be arraigned on eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of seniors at two long-term care facilities - one in Woodstock and the other in London, Ont. - as well as other charges.

She was also charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault in January.

Documents show Wettlaufer had been suspended from a nursing home several times for medication-related errors before she was sacked for giving a patient the wrong drugs.

In a letter of termination from the Caressant Care nursing home in Woodstock, the nursing home says the alleged incident was part of a "pattern of behaviours that are placing residents at risk".

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