Elizabeth Wettlaufer is escorted into the Woodstock courthouse, January 13, 2017. (Photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)

Alleged Killer Nurse Expected To Plead Guilty

A former nurse accused of killing eight residents of long-term care facilities in Woodstock and London is expected to admit to the killings.

The Canadian Press reports it has learned Elizabeth Wettlaufer will plead guilty to killing the residents when she appears in Woodstock court on Thursday morning.

Wettlaufer was arrested on October 25 and charged with eight counts of first degree murder in the deaths of seven residents of Caressant Care in Woodstock and one resident of Meadow Park nursing home in London. The eight residents ranged in age from 75-96 and died between 2007-2014.

Additional charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault were laid against Wettlaufer on January 13. Those charges relate to residents of long-term care homes in Woodstock and Paris, as well as a private home in Oxford County.

On April 7, Wettlaufer waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

BlackburnNews.com reporter Miranda Chant is at the Woodstock courthouse.