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Chester hospital deaths: nurse pleads not guilty to murdering eight babies

Lucy Letby entered not guilty plea via video-link at Manchester Crown Court

Lucy Letby entered not guilty plea via video-link at Manchester Crown Court

A children’s nurse has pleaded not guilty to murdering eight babies and attempting to murder another ten.

Lucy Letby is accused of murdering five baby boys and three baby girls at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016.

Trial date set for 4 October 2022

She is also accused of the attempted murder of five baby boys and five baby girls.

Ms Letby, from Hereford, entered the plea

Lucy Letby entered not guilty plea via video-link at Manchester Crown Court

Children's nurse Lucy Letby has pleaded not guilty to the murder of eight babies at Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016
Lucy Letby Picture: Shutterstock

A children’s nurse has pleaded not guilty to murdering eight babies and attempting to murder another ten.

Lucy Letby is accused of murdering five baby boys and three baby girls at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016.

Trial date set for 4 October 2022

She is also accused of the attempted murder of five baby boys and five baby girls.

Ms Letby, from Hereford, entered the plea via video-link at Manchester Crown Court.

A trial date has been set for 4 October 2022 and is expected to last six months.


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