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Latest news on Lucy Letby, a nurse who has been found guilty of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six more at the Countess of Chester Hospital in England. She is the UK's most prolific killer of babies in modern times.
Lucy Letby was convicted on 18 August 2023 after a nine-month trial at Manchester Crown Court. The jury heard evidence that she deliberately injected babies with air, force fed others milk and poisoned some with insulin. She denied all 22 charges against her and blamed the deaths on hospital hygiene and staffing levels.
On 21 August 2023, Letby was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to life imprisonment with a whole life order, the most severe sentence possible under English law. She is the fourth woman ever to be given such a jail term in the UK. Sentencing Letby, Mr. Justice Goss described her crimes as a 'cruel, calculated and cynical campaign of child murder involving the smallest and most vulnerable of children'. Letby refused to attend court for the sentencing hearing.