NewsLife in prison for nurse Lucy Letby after horrific crimes

Life in prison for nurse Lucy Letby after horrific crimes

A handwritten note incriminated Lucy Letby
A handwritten note incriminated Lucy Letby
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1:09 PM EDT, May 25, 2024

This was one of the longest trials in the history of the United Kingdom. Nurse Lucy Letby was sentenced for the murders of newborns as early as August of last year. Despite her efforts, she was unable to avoid punishment. The court did not deliberate for long.

In August 2023, Lucy Letby received a life sentence. This was the penalty for the murder of seven children and the attempted murder of six others at Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016.

Letby never admitted her guilt. Her guilt was determined by a handwritten note found in her apartment.

I killed them on purpose because I'm not good enough to care for them", "I am a horrible evil person" and, in capital letters, "I am evil I did this" - Letby supposedly wrote.

In court, she did not admit to any of the charges.

Taking care of healthy children bored her

Letby worked in the hospital's neonatal unit, which housed both children in good condition and those requiring intensive care. The 33-year-old was assigned to care for children who were in better condition.

One of Letby's former colleagues testified in court that she was furious and bored with her work, secretly wishing to be able to work in intensive care.

One of the first children she murdered was deliberately overfed with milk. The murder greatly excited her, and according to investigators, this thrill was what drove her to commit further crimes. This also influenced the court's decision that Letby would never be eligible for parole.

The killer nurse made a final attempt

Letby made a final attempt to avoid punishment by seeking to file an appeal, as requested by her lawyer. The court quickly ruled that she was not allowed to do so, although the reasoning behind this decision was not provided.

Having heard her application, we have decided to refuse leave to appeal on all grounds and refuse all associated applications. A full judgment will be handed down in due course - read the information from the appellate court.

Thus, Letby exhausted the possibilities of appealing the sentence. Moreover, she faces yet another trial. In June, she will stand trial in Manchester, where she will answer charges of murdering a girl referred to as Child K., whom Letby allegedly killed in February 2016.

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