It was an emotional morning at the Woodstock courthouse where a 49-year-old woman made an appearance on eight counts of first degree murder.
Family members of the alleged victims were in attendance as Elizabeth Wettlaufer made a brief appearance by way of video.
“I’m just angry because why does this have to happen to my dad and all these other innocent people?” Susan Horvath told reporters outside the courthouse.
Her 75-year-old father Arpad Horvath was a resident of London’s Meadow Park and the youngest of the alleged victims. The rest were resident of Caressant Care in Woodstock.
A past employee of both facilities, Wettlaufer was charged last month in the alleged murders which took place between 2007 and 2014.
Her court appearance by video from a Milton jail lasted less than two minutes, and the case was put over until December 8th as her defence lawyer continues to receive disclosure.
This was Susan’s first time attending one of Wettlaufer’s court appearances, and said she wants to seek the truth for her father.
“I’m going to get the truth out as much as I can, my dad told me that in a dream,” she said, “he’s been saying ‘keep going through with this until the truth comes out’. He was a real, outspoken, direct, truth type of man. And I will respect that for him.”
Still, she notes it’s very difficult for her.
“It’s hard, it’s taking a toll on my health. And my mom,” she said through tears, “all these other people I’ve talked to that can’t come forward that are probably watching me. I’m standing up for them too.”
Susan admits she plans to attend as many appearance as she can.
With files from Natalie Lovie.