Neonatal nurse charged with murdering seven babies and attempting to kill 10 others accused in court of injecting newborns with air and feeding them insulin at a hospital in the United Kingdom. Prosecutors accused Lucy Letby, 32, of being a “constant malevolent presence” at the hospital.
According to the court, Lucy Letby sent sympathy cards to the parents of the baby she ‘murdered’
Authorities charged 32-year-old Lucy Letby of being a “continuous evil presence” at the hospital in northwest England in a story that has captivated and horrified the nation for years. She entered a not-guilty plea.
According to the Associated Press, the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital, where Letby worked, experienced a sharp increase in fatalities and “catastrophic collapses” in the years 2015 and 2016. This information was presented to the jury by prosecutor Nick Johnson.
“Babies who had never shown any signs of instability suddenly worsened. Employees and investigators began to believe that “a poisoner was at work” as a result of this, he claimed. Letby is accused of making repeated attempts to kill one child in some cases.
The court heard that in June 2015, Letby messaged a coworker about the passing of her first alleged victim at the neonatal ward of the Countess of Chester Hospital. She is said to have attempted to kill Child B’s twin sister the night after she reportedly attempted to kill Child A by injecting air into his veins on the evening of June 8. Before her next shift began on June 9, she responded to a question from a different nurse by saying, “Hi Lucy. Wishing you well.
Letby retorted, “I believe we all did the best we could in very trying and tragic circumstances. Have had little sleep. I don’t really want to see the parents, but I have to.
Lucy Letby is currently being tried in English court.
A neonatal nurse charged with murdering seven babies and attempting to kill 10 others was accused in court of injecting newborns with air and feeding them insulin at a hospital in the United Kingdom. https://t.co/8EZVc1cfRf— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 11, 2022