Nurse pleads not guilty to murder of 8 babies in UK 3 weeks ago

Nurse pleads not guilty to murder of 8 babies in UK

The plea was entered today.

A nurse has pled not guilty to murdering eight babies and attempting to murder 10 more in the UK.

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Lucy Letby appeared at Manchester Crown Court via videolink today and entered a plea of not guilty for all charges against her.

Letby is accused of murdering five boys and three girls at the Countess of Chester Hospital over the course of one year between June 2015 and June 2016.

She is also accused of the attempted murder of five boys and five girls at the same hospital.

The former nurse was first arrested in 2018 in connection with the deaths, and later again in 2019 and 2020.

An investigation was launched into infant deaths in 2017. Police was originally concerned with the deaths of 15 babies between June 2015 and June 2016, before the investigation was expanded.

Letby worked as a student nurse in the hospital for three years before graduating to become a children's nurse. She remains in custody and is set for trial next year.