A former nurse in Canada plead guilty on Thursday to the murder of eight assisted-living facility residents while she was a nurse confessed to a detective in a video that she thought God wanted to use her, reports CNN.
In the video, Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, who said she was “angry with life, admitted she had poisoned residents aged 75 to 90 in two Ontario facilities between 2007 and 2014 by giving them lethal doses of insulin.
She targeted some because they were “mean”.
She told the detective that she would get a “red surging with God telling me this is the one.” Wettlaufer said that after her fifth kill, she began to doubt it was God that was urging her to kill, but rather the devil. That didn’t stop her, even though she thought the devil made her do it.
Victims at Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home in Woodstock, where Wettlaufer worked: James Silcox, 84, Maurice Granat, 84, Gladys Millard, 87, Helen Matheson, 95, Mary Zurawinski, 96, Helen Young, 90 and Maureen Pickering, 79.
Wettlaufer also worked at Meadow Park Long Term Care in Ontario and while there, she killed Arpad Horvath, 75 in 2014.
The 49-year old Wettlaufer loved cats, traveling with her father, and revealed no signs of a motive. She said she told one pastor about the killings and after he prayed over her, he told her if she did it again, he would turn her in to police. Huh?