A nurse in the United Kingdom pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that she murdered five boys and two girls and attempted to murder 10 more children.
Lucy Letby, 32, was a “constant and malevolent presence” in the neonatal unit at Countess of Chester Hospital, prosecutor Nick Johnson argued before a jury at Manchester Crown Court in northwest England. according to The Independent.
Of Letby babies allegedly murdered or tried to murder between 2015 and 2016, the prosecution said that some were injected with insulin, while others were injected with air. He allegedly tried to kill a baby three times.
Johnson told the jury that “a poisoner was at work” at the hospital, which he said had been characterized by a “significant increase in the number of infants dying and the number of severe catastrophic collapses” after January 2015, which one said its infant mortality rates were comparable to those of other busy hospitals.
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After hospital authorities investigated the sudden rise in infant deaths, Johnson explained that they found Letby to be the “common denominator” and that the deaths aligned with his changing work schedules.
“Lucy Letby was on duty when they were both poisoned, and we allege that she was the poisoner,” Johnson told the jury. “There is a very restricted number of people who could have been the poisoner, because entry to a neonatal unit is strictly restricted.”
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“The collapses of the 17 children involved were not ‘natural tragedies,'” Johnson also said. “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 offenses in 2018, according to the Cheshire Police Department, but “was subsequently released on bail pending further investigation.”
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She was arrested again a year later “on suspicion of murder in connection with the deaths of 8 babies and the attempted murder of 6 babies” and “the attempted murder of three other babies”, police said.
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Let pleaded not guilty to seven counts of murder and 15 counts of attempted murder. His trial is scheduled to last up to six months.
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