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lucy letby’s nurse murdered seven babies and attempted to kill ten others by poisoning them in a neonatal hospital unit where she was a “constant malevolent presence,” a court has heard.
Lucy letby is 32 years old.
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A British nurse standing trial in connection with the deaths of seven babies has been accused of being a “poisoner.”
On Monday, Lucy Letby appeared at Manchester Crown Court in northwest England and pleaded not guilty to murdering five boys and two girls at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016.
Let also denied ten other charges of attempted murder while caring for infants in the hospital’s neonatal unit, reported the BBC.
Speaking for the prosecution Monday, attorney Nick Johnson said that the child deaths at the hospital’s neonatal unit were statistically comparable to other teams in the U.K. before January 2015, reported The Independent.
According to Johnson, this drastically changed over the next 18 months, during which the hospital witnessed a “significant rise in the number of babies who were dying and in the number of serious catastrophic collapses,” added The Independent.
“It is a hospital like so many others in the U.K. but unlike many other hospitals in the U.K., and unlike many other neonatal units in the U.K., within the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital, a poisoner was at work,” he added, per the outlet.
Following an inquiry into the sudden spike in deaths and serious medical complications, Johnson said that hospital authorities discovered the presence of Letby to be a “common denominator.” He also claimed that this pattern continued when Letby was moved to different work hours, added The Independent.
The prosecutor continued that Letby poisoned the babies with insulin and cited the case of two boys born during the summer of 2015 and spring of 2016, reported The Times.
“Lucy Letby was on duty when both were poisoned, and we allege she was the poisoner,” Johnson told the court, reported The Times.
“The collapses of all 17 children concerned were not ‘naturally occurring tragedies,'” Johnson continued. “They were all the work, we say, of the woman in the dock, who we say was the constant, malevolent presence when things took a turn for the worse for these 17 children.”
Letby was first arrested on suspicion of committing the crimes in 2018, according to a statement from the Cheshire Police Department.
She “was subsequently bailed pending further inquiries,” added the release.
One year later, she was rearrested “on suspicion of murder concerning the deaths of 8 babies and the attempted murder of 6 babies” and “the attempted murder of three additional babies,” Cheshire Police continued.
Letby’s trial may last up to six months, the BBC reported.