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UK nurse Lucy Letby charged with murder of 8 babies

UNITED KINGDOM– A British nurse charged with the murder of 8 babies and the attempted murder of another 10 babies, appeared in court this week.

The BBC reported that Lucy Letby, 30, was arrested before in 2018 and 2019 as part of a probe into deaths at the neo-natal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

The charges relate to baby deaths and non-fatal collapses at the hospital from June 2015 to June 2016.

On Tuesday, police re-arrested the nurse and charged her on Wednesday.

She is accused of murdering five infant boys and three girls.

It was reported that the nurse only revealed basic information about herself during the brief hearing on Thursday.

The court heard that she should remain in custody for her own safety.

The parents of all the babies involved were being kept fully updated on developments and were supported by officers.

Lucy Letby, 30, was charged with eight counts of murder and 10 counts of attempted murder

A police car outside the Women & Children's Building at the Countess of Chester hospital

Nurse Lucy Letby appears in court charged with murdering eight babies |  News | The Times

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