Lucy Letby, a child nurse at a hospital in Chester, northwest England, was arrested on Tuesday as alleged guilty of the deaths of eight babies and the attempt to murder nine others, according to police in a statement. The minors were murdered between 2015 and 2016, but Letby was arrested for the first time up to two years later, and one more last year. «In July 2018, a health professional was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with with the death of eight babies and the attempted murder of six babies in the Chester Hospital neonatal unit, “explained Inspector Paul Hughes, who is in charge of the investigation, adding that” she was subsequently released on bail pending further investigations “and now “we have re-arrested her on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of eight babies and the attempted murder of nine.”
The 30-year-old Hereford-born nurse will appear in court on Thursday, three years after the investigation began. It all started when the hospital sounded the alarm in 2017, due to the high number of infant deaths between March 2015 and July 2016. One internal investigation concluded that the minors died due to heart and lung failure for which they did not find the causes, so they called the police.
On the internet it is possible to find some photos of Letby with a baby in her arms, since after starting to work in the hospital she was interviewed by a local newspaper in 2013 since she was the visible face of a fundraising campaign three million pounds to build a new pediatric unit at the hospital. The nurse then explained to the newspaper that her role was to “care for a wide range of babies who require various levels of support” and added: “Some are here for a few days, others for many months and I enjoy seeing them progress as well as supporting their children. families ».
Inspector Hughes stated that the families have been informed at all times of the advances in research of the case, which he described as “highly complex and very sensitive.” “This is an extremely difficult time for all families and it is important to remember that, at the heart of all this, there are several grieving families seeking answers about what happened to their children,” he said.