Kristen Beaton Bio – Wiki
Kristen Beaton was a nurse. She was one of gunman Gabriel Wortman’s 23 victims during a 12-hour rampage across Nova Scotia between Saturday and Sunday which saw him also burn down homes.
A heartbroken husband has revealed his hero nurse’s wife was pregnant when she was shot dead in Canada’s deadliest mass shooting.
Nova Scotia Shooting
A lone gunman disguised as law enforcement stormed across Nova Scotia over a two-day period, killing 16people, including an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The suspect left victims scattered across multiple crime scenes in different communities during a rampage that stretched from late Saturday into Sunday, said Chris Leather, chief superintendent of the Nova Scotia RCMP.
Police said the suspect Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year old denturist, shot people at a variety of locations in Nova Scotia while driving what appeared to be a police vehicle.
The 12-hour shooting spree began on Saturday night and ended just before noon local time on Sunday.
The bodies of a number of victims were found inside and outside one home in the town of Portapique, about 80 miles north of Halifax.
Nick Beaton Facebook Post
In a post on Facebook, Nick Beaton said his wife, who worked for Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), was treating patients of coronavirus on the front line.
“She cried everyday before and everyday after work scared to bring this COVID home to her son she loved more than I could even imagine anyone could love one person,” he said in a report by the Daily Mail.
As well as working as a heroic nurse, Kristen was also carrying the couple’s second child.
Speaking to CTV News, Nick said his wife was due to be on holiday from work this week and they were going to announce the news to their families.
“Our son Daxton was going to wear a shirt and let everybody know,” explained a tearful Nick who had spoken to Kristen on the phone minutes before her death.
Nick went on to describe gunman Gabriel Wortman – who was dressed as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and drove an old force cruiser – as “extremely cowardly”.
The grieving husband had had to heartbreakingly reveal to Daxton his mum had died and was now “in heaven”.
A GoFundMe page, meanwhile, has raised over $67,000 for the Beaton family in the wake of the murders.
Wortman’s killing spree took him across the eastern province, including the small town of Portapique where he lived, police said.
And though the motive is currently unclear, it is understood the 51-year-old had killed his ex-wife and her new partner first.