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Case of Woodstock nurse due back in court May 12th

Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 at 1:32 pm EDT

Elizabeth Wettlaufer is escorted into the courthouse in Woodstock, Ont. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

A trial date was expected to be set Friday in a Woodstock court for a former nurse charged with killing eight nursing-home residents and injuring several others in London and Woodstock.

But, instead the case was put over until May.

49-year-old Elizabeth Wettlaufer waived her right to a preliminary hearing when she appeared in court earlier this month.

She 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.

Court documents allege Wettlaufer injected those six alleged victims in her care with insulin.