Serial Killer Nurse Convicted in Deaths of 7 Babies, Attempted Murder of 6 Others: Lucy Letby, a former nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, United Kingdom, was convicted on Monday, June 13, 2023, of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murder of six others. She was sentenced to a minimum of 38 years in prison.
The 31-year-old Letby was arrested in 2018 after a review of data showed that an unusually high number of babies had died or suffered serious health problems while in her care. She was initially charged with the murders of eight babies and the attempted murder of three others, but the charges were later amended.
Letby denied all of the charges, but the jury at her trial found her guilty of all 13 counts. The prosecution argued that Letby had deliberately killed the babies by injecting them with air or a saline solution. They also said that she had tried to kill six other babies, but that they had survived.
Letby’s defense team argued that the babies’ deaths were due to natural causes or medical complications. They also said that Letby was a caring and dedicated nurse who would never harm a child.
However, the jury found Letby guilty of murder and attempted murder. She was sentenced to a minimum of 38 years in prison, which means that she will not be eligible for parole until she is at least 69 years old.
The case of Lucy Letby is one of the most shocking cases of medical negligence in recent history. It has raised serious questions about the safety of hospitals and the need for better oversight of nurses. It is also a reminder of the vulnerability of babies and the importance of protecting them from harm.