November 18, 2016 11:24 am
Updated: November 18, 2016 11:25 am

Former Ontario nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer accused of killing eight seniors has case put over

A nurse accused of killing eight seniors at two long-term care homes in southwestern Ontario has had her case put over to Dec. 8 after a brief court appearance Friday morning. Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, of Woodstock, Ontario, is shown in this still image taken from video provided by Citynews Toronto, in Woodstock, Ont., on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Citynews Toronto

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WOODSTOCK, Ont. – A nurse accused of killing eight seniors at two long-term care homes in southwestern Ontario has had her case put over until Dec. 8.

Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, made a brief appearance in court by video link Friday.

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Wettlaufer was charged last month with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of elderly residents at nursing homes in Woodstock, Ont., and London, Ont.

Police allege Wettlaufer used drugs to kill her victims between 2007 and 2014 while she worked at the facilities.

VIDEO: Andrea Silcox, the youngest daughter of Jim Silcox — one of eight nursing home residents a Woodstock, Ont. nurse is accused of killing — speaks out at a court appearance for Elizabeth Wettlaufer.

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Records from the College of Nurses of Ontario show Wettlaufer was first registered as a nurse in August 1995 but resigned Sept. 30 of this year. She is no longer a registered nurse.

The victims have been identified as James Silcox, 84, Maurice Granat, 84, Gladys Millard, 87, Helen Matheson, 95, Mary Zurawinski, 96, Helen Young, 90, Maureen Pickering, 79, Arpad Horvath, 75.

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