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Convicted serial killer Wettlaufer faces nurses’ college disciplinary hearing

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Tuesday, Jul 25th, 2017

Elizabeth Wettlaufer is escorted by police from the courthouse in Woodstock, Ont., on June 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
A convicted serial killing nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care faces a professional college disciplinary hearing Tuesday.

The College of Nurses of Ontario alleges Elizabeth Wettlaufer committed professional misconduct when she overdosed 14 patients with the intent to harm or kill them.

A college spokeswoman says Wettlaufer is not expected to attend the hearing with the discipline panel, which is could make their decision by the end of the day.

In June, Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of eight seniors, attempted murder of four others and aggravated assault of two more people.

She confessed to the murders while at a psychiatric hospital in Toronto in the fall before detailing the crimes to Woodstock police.

The college knew Wettlaufer was fired from Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ont., for a medication error in 2014, but she continued to work – and harmed patients – until she resigned as a nurse in September 2016.

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