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Former nurse accused of killing 8 seniors waves right to preliminary

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A former Ontario nurse charged with killing eight seniors and injuring several others in her care has elected to go straight to trial.Elizabeth Wettlaufer waived her right to a preliminary trial during a court appearance Friday in Woodstock.The 49-year-old former nurse was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder last October and an additional four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault in January.She is scheduled to appear in court on April 21.