Elizabeth Wettlaufer to plead guilty in nursing home killings: report

Elizabeth Wettlaufer, the former Woodstock, Ont., nurse accused of killing eight nursing home residents in her care, is expected to plead guilty to first-degree murder charges Thursday, The Canadian Press reports.

Wettlaufer’s mother, Hazel Parker, told CBC News her daughter has asked her parents not to be in the Woodstock court for her appearance tomorrow. They will instead speak to her tonight by telephone from the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton, Ont.

Parker said she is sworn to secrecy about what will happen in court.

She also said her daughter has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is receiving medication.

“What has been lost in the media is that had Beth not come forward, police never would have known any of this. She’s dealing with this the best she can,” Parker said.

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