Lucy Letby charged with ‘multiple attempts to kill the same babies’
Lucy Letby charged with 'multiple attempts to kill the same babies'
- Lucy Letby, 32, reportedly killed five boys and two girls at Chester hospital
- Nurse also charged with attempted murder of ten other children between 2015 and 2016
- A boy had three attempts on his life – including two in one day, it is alleged
- Letby denies all 22 charges. Her trial in Manchester lasts up to six months
Pediatric nurse Lucy Letby (pictured) is on trial today on charges of seven baby murders
John and Susan Letby, parents of Lucy Letby, are in Manchester Crown Court for their daughter’s murder trial (pictured last week)
Letby, 32, quietly repeated the words ‘Not guilty’ as each of the charges was read to her by a Manchester Crown Court clerk.She stood motionless in the glass-paneled dock of Court 7, her once blond hair, now dark, reaching past her shoulders.Members of a jury panel from which the final judges will be selected were present when she made her pleas.According to the charges, she tried to kill a girl three times and twice more. And she tried to claim the life of a little boy on three separate occasions – two on the same day.In addition to the seven murder charges, Letby faces another 15 charges of attempted murder involving 10 premature babies being cared for in the hospital’s neonatal ward.All the alleged murders and attempted murders took place over a 12-month period between June 2015 and June 2016.Letby’s parents, John, 76, and Susan, 62, watched as the proceedings were forwarded to courtrooms attended by families of the children involved and members of the press and broadcast media.A court order prohibits the media from reporting the identities of the surviving children or the deceased children.A court order prohibits disclosure of the identities of surviving and deceased children allegedly attacked by Letby, and prohibits identifying the parents or witnesses associated with the children.The children are called baby or child A to Q.