Lucy Letby accused of trying to kill premature infant twice

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Lucy Letby accused of trying to kill premature infant twice

A baby who accused serial killer nurse, Lucy Letby, allegedly tried to kill recovered “leaps and bounds” when she was moved to a new hospital, prosecutors told a UK court. 

Letby, 32, is accused of trying to kill the infant, who is identified as Child H, at the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit on two different occasions, Fox News reported.

The nurse is on trial for the murders of 10 infants and attempting to kill another seven, including Child H, at the Liverpool hospital between June 2015 to June 2016. 

Child H, who was born six weeks premature, was said to be doing “fine” at first. But after being moved to the neonatal unit where Letby was working, the newborn suffered two sudden collapses.  

Child H’s parents were awoken early the morning of Sept. 26, 2015 and told to come to the neonatal unit. When they arrived, they saw staff resuscitating their baby, her mother said in a written statement. 

Lucy Letby holding an infant's clothing
Letby was arrested in 2018.
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“Staff managed to get [Child H] back and continued working on her, [but] they were not able to explain why she suffered a cardiac collapse,” she said, according to the BBC.

The parents stayed by the baby’s side for the day, and were sleeping in another room at the hospital when they were called back to the unit, where they confronted an “almost identical scene.”

After Child H recovered from the second incident, she was moved to another hospital, where she improved dramatically “and came on in leaps and bounds,” her father said.

The girl is now 7 and has suffered no long-term health issues. 

people walk past the Women and Children's Building at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Hospital staff could not explain to Child H’s parents why she suffered a cardiac collapse.
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Benjamin Myers, a lawyer for Letby, blamed Child’s H unexplained collapses on “suboptimal care” at the hospital and claimed they were unrelated to the defendant.

Letby was arrested in 2018 after police began investigating a surge in the number of newborns dying in the neonatal unit under her watch.

The disgraced nurse allegedly tried to kill another child by force-feeding her large amounts of milk through a nasal tube. 

Another time, a baby’s distressed mom “interrupted” Letby as she killed her child — but tricked the parent by saying, “Trust me, I’m a nurse.”

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