Friday, September 22, 2023

British nurse convicted of killing seven babies and appeals verdict

What happened?

The English Nurse Lucy Letby who was sentenced to life in prison last month for the murders of seven newborn babies will appeal against that verdict, the British judiciary said on Friday.

The nurse, described by the prosecution as “cold, calculating, cruel and stubborn”, injected babies with air intravenously and through the stomach tube and administered overdoses of milk.


On August 21, 33-year-old Letby was sentenced to life in prison. no possibility of release a very rare punishment in English law.

This sentence stemmed from the murder of seven babies at the Countess of Chester’s Hospital in northwest England where he worked, where the murders took place. between June 2015 and June 2016.

The complaint

The Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal pointed out this Friday that the nurse who always defended his innocence He wants to appeal this verdict.

His lawyers plan to appeal to everyone Crimes for which she was convicted.

However, this is a resource requirement or has yet to be accepted by a judge before the order.

In connection with this case, the prosecutor’s office will make the decision 25th of September another hearing in which he will decide whether Letby will also stand trial for the attempted murder of six babies.

Operated without leaving any traces

The prosecution stated that the woman used killing methods that “They didn’t leave many traces“.

During the trial, the nurse’s colleagues expressed concern after noticing that Letby was on duty c Then each of the babies fainted, and some of the newborns suffered problems just as their parents stopped accompanying them.

The prosecutor Nick Johnson He said the convicted woman had “deceived” her colleagues into believing the series of deaths were “just a streak of bad luck“.

Letby’s latest victims there were two triplets which the court referred to as Babies O and P.
Boy O died after Letby returned from a holiday in Ibiza in June 2016, while boy P died a day after his brother.

Letby is also said to have attempted to kill the third triplet, Boy Q, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on that specific charge.

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