In one of Britain’s most shocking crimes, Lucy Letby has been handed the harshest punishment available after a jury found her guilty of the predatory killings.
Sentenced to whole life behind bars without parole, the once trusted neonatal nurse will die in prison for her monstrous acts that saw 7 infants and 6 more fight for their lives. Letby had worked to conceal her heinous crimes, inflicting suffering on the most vulnerable of patients through poison, air injections and force-feeding.
Over 10 months, prosecutors methodically pieced together a case showing Letby was the lone factor behind the mysterious tragedy unfolding in the hospital ward. The judge condemned her complete lack of remorse, labeling her crimes exceptionally cruel and cynical.
Though colleagues saw only a normal young nurse, police uncovered depths of deceit in the killer concealing among them. In sentencing, the families’ pain was acknowledged, after their newborn babies were so callously betrayed by one sworn to protect them. Letby’s name will forever be infamous as one of Britain’s most depraved murderers.