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Lucy Letby case: a warning of mentally degrading society

Lucy Letby, a nurse, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of seven babies and the attempted murder of six other babies. A court has made this decision. She will not be eligible for early release.

“It was a cruel, premeditated, and cynical form of infanticide,” said the judge. A crime for which Lucy Letby, the nurse from a British hospital, will never be released, as was just decided.

Letby has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 7 newborn babies and the attempted murder of 6 other newborn babies.

Who is Lucy Letby?

Letby is a 33-year-old nurse. She worked in a hospital in the northwest of England in the neonatal department, where sick and premature babies are treated. There, in 2015 and 2016, she murdered seven newborn babies, five boys and two girls.

Letby killed the children by injecting air into their bloodstream, sometimes causing their diaphragm to rupture. She also sometimes administered insulin unnecessarily or force-fed the babies milk.

Letby was not present in the courtroom for the sentencing. She reportedly refused to attend, according to various sources. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has already stated that he intends to change the law so that convicted individuals must attend court sessions.

Letby cannot be considered for early release. She will spend the rest of her life in prison.

In 2016, the hospital where the nurse worked raised the alarm: there was an excessively high number of unexplained deaths in the neonatal department. All evidence pointed towards Letby, but it wasn’t until 2020 that she was finally charged.

Following one of the arrests, the police found notes in her home, on which she had written, among other things: “I deliberately killed them because I’m not good enough to care for them. I’m evil, I did this.” According to the court, this is a direct confession from what they deemed a “cold, cruel, and calculated liar.”

Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson is a native of Leeds, journalist and PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. She is mainly interested in foreign affairs, geopolitics and investigative journalism.

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