Current Lucy Letby - Paediatric nurse in the UK has been charged with the murder of 8 babies

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Kurve

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This back in 2018 but I can't find anything to suggest how she murdered these babies. It seems the hospital was alerted only by a significant increase in neonatal deaths.

Police dig up back garden and search gutters at home of neonatal nurse, 28, arrested over death of eight babies after probe spreads to second hospital
  • Lucy Letby, 28, was arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies on Tuesday
  • The neonatal nurse is also suspected of attempting to kill another six
  • Her arrest is part of a probe into the deaths of 17 babies at a Chester hospital
  • Liverpool Women's Hospital said it was also working with police in the probe

Number of babies who died at the facility
Figures show the number of babies who died at the facility rose in 2015 and 2016.
2009 - 3
2010 - 1
2011 - 3
2012 - 3
2013 - 2
2014 - 3
2015 - 8
2016 - 5

 
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Going to be interesting to see what proof and evidence the prosecutors present. I am the grandparent of a baby boy who spent the first 6 months of his life in NICU/PICU - several times on the brink and pulled through - he just turned 4 and the delight of our lives. I am also a nurse in critical care so the medical aspect is also intriguing. In my head I just wouldn’t want to think someone could do this but with other things I have seen and heard nothing surprises me anymore.


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Going to be interesting to see what proof and evidence the prosecutors present. I am the grandparent of a baby boy who spent the first 6 months of his life in NICU/PICU - several times on the brink and pulled through - he just turned 4 and the delight of our lives. I am also a nurse in critical care so the medical aspect is also intriguing. In my head I just wouldn’t want to think someone could do this but with other things I have seen and heard nothing surprises me anymore.


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This story would hit home in more than one way for you then, I'm glad for you your little grandson pulled through and that he was in good hands.

Will be keeping an eye on this story, it seems a bit strange to me that she would continue to keep going when alarms must have started going off all over the wards and in admin. I'm also curious as to what the police were looking for in her house and digging for in her yard.

She looks like the sweet, girl next door but most of us on the crime board know how deceiving looks can be so let's see how this one pans out.
 

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They must have something on her though because she's also been charged with the attempted murder of six other babies.


The death rate of babies at the hospital was over 10 per cent the average death rate for maternity wards.

In 2013, two babies died at the Countess of Chester Hospital however in 2015, eight babies died.

Medics launched an internal inquiry after finding the premature babies had collapsed with heart and lung failure but were unusually impossible to resuscitate.

A report later found the babies developed strange blotches on their arms and legs after death.

Experts could not find a cause of death and police were called in to investigate in 2017.

 

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Horrific crimes! It beggars belief that anyone could do something so heinous. Is it about power, or mental health issues, or some misplaced sense of revenge? It's just so senseless.

Also, does anyone else think it odd though that they give her address in the article in the OP?
 

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Horrific crimes! It beggars belief that anyone could do something so heinous. Is it about power, or mental health issues, or some misplaced sense of revenge? It's just so senseless.

Also, does anyone else think it odd though that they give her address in the article in the OP?
Not the first case like this and usually the reasons range from all 3 you mentioned.
 
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An article I read today indicated that Letby was rearrested after being let off the first charges. The main issue with the deaths were blotchy patterned marks/bruising on the infants arms and
legs and that they were particularly hard to resuscitate.
You have to wonder if she started out “mercy killing” then just continued on as no one had raised and alarm.


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