‘Cruel and calculated’ child killer sentenced to whole life order

Lucy Letby, the most prolific child killer in modern British history, has been sentenced to a whole life order at Manchester Crown Court.

Letby showed “premeditation, calculation and cunning” in the murder of seven babies and the attempted murder of six others, Mr Justice Goss has told Manchester Crown Court.

At the start of his sentencing remarks, the judge Letby “relished” being in the intensive care unit where she took an interest in “uncommon” complications and targeted twins and triplets.

“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.”

Earlier, a series of harrowing statements have been out in Letby’s absence on Monday after she failed to enter the dock to face the families at Manchester Crown Court.

The nurse murdered seven babies and tried to kill six more while working at the Countess of Chester Hospital neonatal unit between 2015 and 2016.

Source link

Leave a Comment