A former Ontario nurse sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole for killing seniors has admitted to having another victim.
A former nurse in Woodstock, Ontario, Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty in June 2017 to the 14 charges against her, including those for the premeditated murder of eight seniors she was caring for in retirement homes.
But according to local media reports on Thursday, the woman confided in a fifteenth victim. In particular, she admitted injecting insulin to the other victim, the Ontario Provincial Police confirmed. The charges, however, were not laid since they would not have changed the sentence, the police said. The victim would be a septuagenarian from London’s Meadow Park Center and the facts would have been in 2014.
As a reminder, between 2007 and 2016, this former nurse worked in different retirement homes in Southwestern Ontario. She took advantage of her night shifts, where she was the only nurse, to poison her patients by administering insulin. Such an injection causes significant physical suffering before leading to death.
The victims of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, both men and women, were 75 to 96 years old. She was finally sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of release before the age of 25, in 2017 for the crimes she had recognized.
According to a survey by the Ontario Ministry of Health, it could have done many more casualties as 248 people died during or shortly after Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s shifts.