According to court documents Lucy Letby was employed as a nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital where in a year period she would murder seven babies (five female, two male) and attempted to murder six more
Someone at the hospital put together that babies were dying at an incredible rate while she was on shift. A search of her apartment would reveal notes where she called herself evil and killed them on purpose
Lucy Letby is going to be sentenced early next week where she will be sentenced to life in prison and her mandatory minimum is expected to be high ensuring she will die behind bars ( Lucy Letby was sentenced to 14 whole life terms so basically she has no opportunity at release)
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British nurse Lucy Letby has been convicted of murdering seven infants and attempting to murder six others in 2015 and 2016.
Letby was found guilty of 14 of the 22 counts she faced following a 10-month trial at Manchester Crown Court, according to a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service. The 11-person jury was undecided on the attempted murder of a further four babies.
She will be sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on Monday.
Letby worked in the neonatal ward of the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, England. The convictions came after a trial filled with disturbing testimony about her crimes.
In a statement obtained by PEOPLE following the trial, Pascale Jones of the Crown Prosecution Service said that Letby’s attacks were “a complete betrayal of the trust placed in her.”
“Lucy Letby was entrusted to protect some of the most vulnerable babies,” the statement read. “Little did those working alongside her know that there was a murderer in their midst. She did her utmost to conceal her crimes, by varying the ways in which she repeatedly harmed babies in her care.”
The statement continued, “She sought to deceive her colleagues and pass off the harm she caused as nothing more than a worsening of each baby’s existing vulnerability. In her hands, innocuous substances like air, milk, fluids – or medication like insulin – would become lethal. She perverted her learning and weaponized her craft to inflict harm, grief and death.”
“Time and again, she harmed babies, in an environment which should have been safe for them and their families. Parents were exposed to her morbid curiosity and her fake compassion. Too many of them returned home to empty baby rooms. Many surviving children live with permanent consequences of her assaults upon their lives.”
Jones added that her “thoughts are with families of the victims who may never have closure, but who now have answers to questions which had troubled them for years.”
Letby was removed from the neonatal ward in 2016, after senior hospital staff grew suspicious following a year of mysterious deaths and near-deaths of infants.
During the trial, it was revealed that Letby, 33, wrote a sympathy card to the parents of one of the babies she killed, the BBC reported.
A copy of the card, which reads, in part, “your loved one will be remembered with many smiles,” was shown in court earlier this year
“There are no words to make this time any easier,” Letby wrote, according to the BBC. “It was a real privilege to care for [the child] and get to know you as a family — a family who always put [child] first and did everything possible for her. She will always be part of your lives and we will never forget her. Thinking of you today and always.”
Lucy Letby also apologized for not being able to attend the baby girl’s funeral.
“Sorry I cannot be there to say goodbye. Lots of love Lucy x,” she wrote
Lucy Letby has now been found guilty of murdering the baby girl, who she tried to kill three times, according to the BBC
Earlier in the trial, prosecutors told jurors of Post-It notes that were discovered at Letby’s home in which she wrote that she was “evil” and “killed them on purpose,” the BBC reported.
While some notes read she’s a “horrible evil person” who isn’t “good enough,” others included what prosecutor Nick Johnson told the court was “protestations of innocence” with one reading: “I haven’t done anything wrong and they have no evidence so why have I had to hide away?”
Lucy Letby Sentencing
Lucy Letby will die in prison after being handed 14 whole-life orders for murdering seven babies and attempting to murder six others while working on a hospital’s neonatal unit.
The judge imposed a whole-life order for each offence she committed, meaning she will spend the rest of her life in prison unless under very exceptional circumstances.
Lucy Letby, 33, did not appear in court for her sentencing.
Mr Justice Goss told Manchester Crown Court: “There was premeditation, calculation and cunning in your actions.”
He said Lucy Letby “relished” being in the intensive care unit where she took an interest in “uncommon” complications and targeted twins and triplets.
The judge said before passing sentence: “Over a period of 13 months, you killed seven fragile babies and attempted to kill six others.
“Some of your victims were only a day, or a few days old. All were extremely vulnerable.”
He added: “This was a cruel, calculated and cynical campaign of child murder involving the smallest and most vulnerable children, knowing your actions were causing significant physical suffering.
“There was a malevolence bordering on sadism in your actions.
“During the course of this trial you have coldly denied any responsibility for your wrongdoing.
“You have no remorse. There are no mitigating factors.
“In their totality, the offences of murder and attempted murder are of exceptionally high seriousness, and just punishment, according to law, requires a whole life order.”
Letby – who was in her mid-20s and working at the Countess of Chester Hospital at the time of the murders between June 2015 and June 2016 – is the UK’s most prolific child killer of modern times.
“The impact of your crimes has been immense,” the judge said, adding “lifelong harm” had been caused after Letby targeted babies whose lives were cut short “almost as soon as they began”.
“Loving parents have been robbed of their cherished children,” he added. “You have caused deep psychological trauma.
This morning, the mother of a baby murdered by the nurse said her experience in hospital was “like something out of a horror story” as the families revealed their heartbreak in court.
The mother of premature baby Child D said the funeral was held the day before her due date, and the newborn’s organs could not be donated because a post-mortem had to be performed.
Another woman whose two children E and F were attacked by Letby said they were born after painful rounds of IVF.
“No children in the world were more wanted than them,” she added
Mr Justice Goss said in his remarks: “You acted in a way that was completely contrary to the normal human instincts of nurturing and caring for babies and in gross breach of the trust that all citizens place in those who work in the medical and caring professions.
“The babies you harmed were born prematurely and some were at risk of not surviving but in each case you deliberately harmed them, intending to kill them.”
He said Lucy Letby took opportunities to harm babies while staff were on breaks.
The judge said: “You knew the last thing anyone working in the unit would or did think was that someone caring for the babies was deliberately harming them.”
Lucy Letby had been found guilty by a series of partial verdicts, delivered several days apart, with the judge issuing reporting restrictions until the end of the trial.
Among the guilty verdicts, Letby was convicted of six counts of attempted murder, including two involving the same infant.