Nurse kills baby after four attempts

Nurse kills baby after four attempts

The so-called “smiling” nurse Lucy Letby killed a premature baby in the UK after four attempts.

She is accused of killing a total of seven babies and attempting to murder ten others at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Manchester between 2015 and 2016.

The 33-year-old offered to take photos as the child’s parents, who cannot be named for legal reasons, bathe her after her death, Manchester Crown Court has heard.

Ms Letby denies all allegations.

The court heard the child was born prematurely at Liverpool Women’s Hospital in August 2015 at a gestational age of 27 weeks and weighed 970g.

Later that month she was transferred to the Countess of Chester’s Hospital.

Prior to the infant’s murder, Letby reportedly attempted it on September 30 and during the night shifts on October 12 and 13.

The Crown said she harmed the premature baby by injecting air into her feeding and blood circulation tubes before eventually 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 might go home.

“I noticed that she looked different,” she said.

She remembers the thought, “We’re going home.”

“She looked like a full term baby, she didn’t look any smaller or more frail than anyone else,” she said.

During this time, the child’s mother was allowed to bathe him.

– according to information from BBC News