Nurse kills baby after four attempts
The so-called “smiling” nurse, Lucy Letby, killed a premature baby after four attempts in the UK.
She is accused of killing a total of seven babies and the attempted murder of 10 other infants between 2015 and 2016 at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Manchester.
The 33-year-old offered to take pictures as the child’s parents, who cannot be named for legal reasons, bathed her after her death, Manchester Crown Court heard .
Ms. Letby denies all charges.
The court heard the child was born prematurely in August 2015 at Liverpool Women’s Hospital at a gestational age of 27 weeks and weighed 2lbs 2oz (970g).
She was transferred to the Countess of Chester’s Hospital later that month.
Prior to the infant’s murder, Letby allegedly performed an attempt on September 30 as well as during night shifts on October 12 and 13.
The Crown said she harmed the premature baby by injecting air into her feeding and blood circulation tube before ultimately dying in the early hours of October 23, 2015.
In a statement, the baby’s mother said her daughter was around six weeks old when she thought she could go home.
“I started to notice that she looked different,” she said.
She remembers having the thought: “We are going home”.
“She looked like a full-term baby, she didn’t look any smaller or frailer than any other,” she said.
It was during this period that the child’s mother was allowed to bathe him.
– according to information from BBC News