Jun 26, 2017
By Christine Ross
Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of eight seniors. At her sentencing today, the former Ontario nurse told a Woodstock, Ontario court she is truly sorry for murdering and injuring vulnerable patients in her care. Friends and family members of the victims say today’s hearing was very emotional and they feel their nightmare is finally over. In light of this case, two advocacy groups have teamed up to renew demands for a public inquiry. CARP – a New Vision of Aging – along with the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly have sent an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne calling for a public inquiry into the Elizabeth Wettlaufer case. CARP’s VP of Advocacy Wanda Morris tells Zoomer Radio/Classical FM News, the letter highlights the fact that a lot of people knew about the problems with the Wettlaufer, including the Ontario College of Nurses. The 50-year-old former nurse pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.