Nurse of Death: The Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry Begins

The Canadian Press/Dave Chidley

Over the next few months dozens of people – survivors, loved ones of the deceased, nurses, doctors, the coroner and forensic experts – will give damning testimony to the judge presiding over the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry. Beginning June 5 in a courtroom in St. Thomas, Ontario, the public will hopefully find answers, if not solace, in how Elizabeth Wettlaufer, a former registered nurse, was able to use her position of trust to lethally inject eight senior citizens and attempt to murder six others between 2007 and 2016. The notorious serial killer pleaded guilty last year and will not be testifying at the inquiry.

The Inquiry is open to the public and can be watched live on the website Transcripts will also be made available.

We will be updating the story as it unfolds.