Life Imprisonment For British Nurse Who Murdered 7 Newborns
London: The British nurse who killed seven newborns and tried to kill six other babies at a hospital in England will spend the rest of her life behind bars.
Following her conviction last week, a judge issued a life sentence for 33-year-old Lucy Letby on Monday, reported Reuters.
Letby murdered five baby boys and two baby girls at the neonatal unit of Countess of Chester Hospital in north-west England by injecting the infants with insulin or air or force-feeding their milk.
“This was a cruel, calculated and cynical campaign of child murder involving the smallest and most vulnerable of children,” said judge James Goss, who sentenced her to life imprisonment with no prospect of release.
“There was a deep malevolence bordering on sadism in your actions … You have no remorse. There are no mitigating factors … You will spend the rest of your life in prison,” he spelt out.
Life imprisonment is very rare in the UK. Three women in Britain have received such a sentence before, including serial killers Myra Hindley and Rosemary West.
Letby, Britain’s most prolific serial child killer of modern times, was found guilty of seven counts of murder and seven of attempted murder following a 10-month trial at Manchester Crown Court.