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Nurse Convicted of Serial Murder of Newborn Babies

Nurse Convicted of Serial Murder of Newborn Babies

Lucy Ledby, 33, is accused of killing seven premature babies and attempting to kill six more in a year at the hospital where she worked.

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British nurse Lucy Ledby when she was arrested at her home in Chester (United Kingdom) on July 3, 2018.  (Cheshire Constabulary / AFP)

The trial, which lasted nine months, horrified the British. An English nurse was charged on Friday August 18 with killing seven premature babies and attempting to kill six more in a year at the hospital where she worked. This judgment “There is no removing what we all feel from the immense pain, anger and suffering”The victims’ families responded in a press release read on the steps of Manchester Court (North), where it took more than a month of deliberations to reach a verdict. “We will never know why this happened.”

Lucy Ledby is now believed to be the deadliest serial killer of children in modern UK history and police are continuing to review thousands of patient records for more victims. The 33-year-old woman, who did not appear in court on Friday, will be sentenced on Monday.

Among the victims were triplets

described as “Cold, calculating, cruel and determined” By case, Lucy Ledby worked in the intensive care unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital in North West England. Between June 2015 and June 2016, seven premature babies died there suddenly, for no apparent reason, sometimes within hours of each other. In particular, he injected newborns with air intravenously, passed air using their nasogastric tubes, or passed large amounts of milk into their stomachs. The victims included three children, two of whom died within 24 hours of each other after returning from vacation in June 2016. The third will be saved and his parents have requested that he be shifted to another hospital.

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“I don’t deserve to live. I killed them on purpose because I wasn’t fit to take care of them. I’m horrible.”, wrote the nurse in a post found in her home in 2018. However, in other documents, he declared his innocence. The judge pointed out that Lucy Ledby was the only member of the medical staff still on duty at the time of the horrific deterioration of the newborns. Faced with the shock of the incident and questions about the response of the health services, the government ordered an independent inquiry to draw lessons from it.