Ex-nurse who killed 8 seniors in her care sentenced to 8 concurrent life terms

Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer told a court in Woodstock, Ont., on Monday that she was “extremely sorry” for killing eight nursing home patients before being sentenced to eight concurrent life terms in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

  • WalterBannon

    Wynne should be in the cell with her for the same crimes.

    • She’d like that.

    • Shebel

      Molding the minds of innocent Children is not a Crime.
      Even if it causes them to commit Suicide.
      If done by the Government.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    A Canadian, I knew it!

    • Alain

      Sad to say guilty as charged.

    • But surely our sentencing structure must impress you. Eight concurrent “life terms” — works out to about 3 years per life term. Dang, that I means I can only kill two people before I retire, if I expect to get out of jail before I reach 70. I’m tellin’ ya kids, if you want to be a murderer in Canada then at least have the good sense to get an early start — you’ll be out before you’re 30.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        If I move to Canada and kill a bunch of people, do you think that will get Karla Homolka’s attention?
        She has that bad girl (but with a heart of gold) attitude I so adore.

        • Alain

          Most likely if you declare that you are a woman in a man’s body.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Well who isn’t these days?

        • You’ve missed the biggest benefit of the Canadian penal system and friendship with Homolka — her self-imposed “cruel exile” to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. She’s back now and living in Montreal — horrible in winter.


      • occupant 9

        In Canada, the more people one murders, the less time in prison each murdered life is worth.

    • K1

      yoooooohooo…!!!…THE VICTIM IS…… DEAD….?!…
      The criminal gets a LIVED LIFE SENTENCE BEHIND BARS
      SOCIETY gets a bill of 200K per year to feed and house the murderer

  • shasta

    Where is the death penalty when you need it?

  • bverwey

    Well isn’t that a fair verdict? Not enough in my opinion but far more than strict had it been a mooselimb who didn’t understand our laws I’m sure. Sorry for the 8 souls who had the misfortune of being in her care.

    • disqusW6sf

      Yep. Different laws for different folk in this land of ours.

  • Sharkibark

    Totally unrelated but why are there so many fat nurses? I could stand to lose a few, but seriously I have spent a lot of time in hospitals over the past few years with elderly and ailing parents and there seems to be a real epidemic of obesity within the nursing profession. Oh yes… and evil b****h got less than she deserved.

    • Shebel

      When you stand all day long ,helping people and don’t get a break—-
      It is pretty Easy to sit down and have a few coffees and donuts-
      When you get a chance.

      • Sharkibark

        Many people have jobs where they stand all day helping people and don’t always get scheduled breaks (think retail) and I’ve been in lots of hospital cafeterias – there are plenty of healthy food choices, not just coffee and donuts.

  • Surele Surele

    What is the deal with concurrent life sentences?!

    • Shebel

      They do that when sentencing an elderly person.

    • Clausewitz

      Here in Canada, once you murder the first one, all the others are freebies.

  • Rasputin’s rosary

    Just a woman ahead of her time. In the future doing this will be considered the duty of the “care givers” and she would be hailed as a hero of the state.

    • Literally Hitler

      Too true. “Assisted suicide” will become the default if the elder and family don’t put up a solid defense. Some twit PM will be apologizing to this murderer before long.

      • BillyHW

        And you’ll be paying for the settlement.

  • Coupal

    I heard an interview with the son of one of her victims. He was asked if he was satisfied with the verdict and if had brought him closure. He replied that his father was MURDERED and it would never be “over.”

    • Shebel

      Looking to SUE.

      • Blind Druid

        Not nice Shebel. When they can’t walk and are completely incontinent, you are forced into this regrettable situation. You are entitled to your own sanity, and they can become a safety risk unto themselves and others. We are asked to trust these institutions and what happened here was a betrayal of that trust.

  • barryjr

    What’s with this concurrent bullshit? If you commit multiple crimes you should serve time for each and every crime not all at once.

    • Jaedo Drax

      quick google search comes up with:

      Justice Bruce G. Thomas was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 1999 and subsequently to the Superior Court of Justice in 2008. Throughout his judicial career, Justice Thomas
      has dedicated himself to courts administration. While a member of the
      provincial court, he served as Regional Senior Judge for the West
      Region. Since joining the Superior Court of Justice, he has been the
      local administrative judge in Windsor, Chatham, and Sarnia. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario (B.A., 1976) and the University of Windsor (LL.B., 1979), Justice Thomas
      practised with McGuire, McFarlane & Thomas prior to his appointment
      to the bench. His practice included criminal law, family law, and civil
      Justice Thomas
      has been active in continuing education. He was the criminal law
      education chair for the provincial court, and he has taught extensively
      across Canada in the programming of the National Judicial Institute.

      and also: http://nationalpost.com/news/ontario-company-that-got-3m-government-grant-accused-of-passing-off-american-tomatoes-as-canadian/wcm/084a1530-7fad-4590-bad1-78adb2b1a0f4

      • Shebel

        A |Veritable Saint.
        Long as his Parents don’t bother him with their olde age shenanigans .
        Where did he stick his Mommy?

  • If she claimed that she euthanised these patients out of ‘mercy”, she would have walked away scot-free.