British nurse accused of murdering 8 babies arrested

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The British Nurse Lucy Letby, 30, has been arrested and accused of having murdered eight babies and the attempted murder of another ten in a hospital in Chester (north-west England) between 2015 and 2015, according to the Cheshire Police.

The woman, who was already suspected of crimes Since 2018 – when she was arrested for the first time – she was arrested again this Tuesday and was charged by the police after receiving authorization from the Crown Prosecutor’s Office.

Unexplained deaths

Letby, a neighbor of Hereford – a town near Chester – will be presented before the Warrington Court this Thursday, the Cheshire Police it’s a statement.

The charges filed against her correspond to the period between June 2015 and June 2016, when there were several deaths due to unexplained causes of newly born at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

The parents of all the babies involved in the case are receiving timely information from the authorities, as well aspsychological supportsaid the police.

Fair trial

The case shocked the United Kingdom, especially since the suspicions of the deaths of newborns began to be directed in 2018 on the nurse.

The police recalled today that Letby has the right to a fair trial and that information or comments should not be shared on the network, which may in any way prejudice the ongoing procedure.

Letby worked as an intern at the public center for three years, before finishing her studies at the local university and specializing as infant nurse.

Increase in dead babies

Since then, the defendant worked in the neonatal unit, specialized in babies who require different levels of care.

Each year, this unit cares for about 400 babies, but since the end of July 2016 it stopped admitting children born before 32 weeks of gestation, from which time no more deaths were recorded. A report published in 2017 by the Royal Medical College of Pediatricians and Children’s Health, concluded that there was “no cause” to explain the increase in deaths in the unit, registered as of 2014.



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