Lucy Letby Sentenced To Life In Prison After Murdering Seven Babies



Lucy Letby, a British nurse convicted of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six more, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

The 33-year-old killed the newborns between 2015 and 2016 by overfeeding them with milk, poisoning them with insulin, or injecting them with air, while working as a nurse in the neonatal unit of the Countess of Chester Hospital in northern England.

Condemning her actions at Manchester Crown Court, judge Justice Gross said on Monday: “You acted in a way that was completely contrary to the normal human instincts of nurturing and caring for babies.

“You deliberately harmed them intending to kill them. In your evidence, you said that hurting a baby is completely against everything that being a nurse is, as indeed it should be.”

Listing her other offences, which included making “inappropriate remarks” after the deaths of the babies, Judge Gross handed her sentence which was “a whole life sentence for every offence”.


“You will spend the rest of your life in prison,” he said.

Letby who has been on trial since October refused to appear in court while families of the victims were present.

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