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Canadian ex-nurse gets life in prison for killing eight elderly patients

Canadian ex-nurse gets life in prison for killing eight elderly patients

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June 27 (UPI) -- A former nurse in Canada has been sentenced to life without parole for murdering eight seniors by injecting them with insulin for no medical purpose."I caused tremendous pain and suffering and death.... Sorry is much too small a word. I am extremely sorry," said Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 50, to an Ontario court.Wettlaufer pled guilty to eight first-degree murder charges, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.Wettlaufer began her violent crime spree in 2007, when she injected two seniors, one 87 and the other 91, with insulin injections. Those first attempts did not kill the victims, but accounted for her two aggravated assault charges.Later that year, she got her first kill via lethal insulin injection, taking the life of 84-year-old James (Jim) ...