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A British nurse was found guilty of murdering seven babies in her care

A UK nurse, Lucy Letby, 33, has been convicted of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six others at the Countess of Chester hospital where she worked. This case marks her as one of the worst serial killers of babies in British history.

Manchester Crown Court heard how Letby harmed babies in his care by injecting air into their blood and stomachs, overfeeding them with milk, physically assaulting them and poisoning them with insulin. In one case, he killed an infant by administering air into his bloodstream and later tried to poison his twin brother with insulin.

During their investigation, police discovered handwritten notes at Letby’s home, including one that read: “I’m evil, I did this.” According to Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Letby secretly attacked 13 babies in the hospital’s neonatal ward between 2015 and 2016. Prosecutors argued that his intention was to kill the babies and deceive his colleagues to believe that the deaths were natural.

Pascale Jones of the CPS described Letby’s actions as a “complete betrayal of trust”. He noted that Letby turned innocuous substances into lethal weapons and armed his craft to cause harm, pain and death.

The victims’ families said they may never truly understand why these events happened. Losing a baby is already a heartbreaking experience, but for it to happen under these circumstances is unimaginable, they said in a joint statement.

Authorities found notes written by Letby during searches of his address, in which he admitted to killing the babies on purpose. The mother-of-two said she had initially trusted Letby, but then sensed something was wrong when her baby started screaming in a way she described as “horrible”.

Concerns raised by consultants about the increased death rate of patients under Letby’s care were initially dismissed by hospital management. Letby was moved from the neonatal ward in 2016 after two twins died and one baby collapsed under her care. An independent inquiry will be held to investigate the killings, including how concerns raised by doctors were handled.

Letby is due for sentencing at Manchester Crown Court on August 21.

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