UK - Healthcare worker arrested on suspicion of murder/attempted murder of a number of babies, 2018

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by sleuth777, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Supernovae

    Supernovae Active Member

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    I notice my link to the Justice Gap article upthread is no longer working, so I thought it might be an opportune moment to post an archived version:

    How to become a convicted serial killer (without killing anyone) - The Justice Gap

     


  2. Sarahlou

    Sarahlou Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree. Absolutely awful if she is guilty of this.
     
  3. mrazda71

    mrazda71 Human bean

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    She's been charged!

    Goodness me! It's taken some time to bring the charges hasn't it.
     
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  4. CoverMeCagney

    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    It's Beverley Allitt all over again, chillingly dubbed The Angel Of Death. She murdered 4 babies and attempted to murder/GBH another 9 in 1991.

    She got 13 life sentences with a minimum tariff of 28 years... which must mean she's due for parole relatively soon.

    Beverley Allitt - Wikipedia
     
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  5. AllyBeeUK

    AllyBeeUK Former Member

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    I might be proven wrong, but my sense is that we won't see a trial. I think she will plead diminished responsibility. God rest those little souls.
     
  6. Elgana

    Elgana Well-Known Member

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  7. JosieJo

    JosieJo Well-Known Member

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    So sad for the parents of these little ones ..putting all their trust and faith in people to save them
    With so many cases mentioned..a single person being present at so many is damning ..im wondering if these "additional" cases were the straw that broke the camels back
     
  8. AllyBeeUK

    AllyBeeUK Former Member

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    Lucy Letby will appear at Warrington Magistrates Court tomorrow.
     
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  10. AllyBeeUK

    AllyBeeUK Former Member

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    This feels depressingly familiar to me. If she is guilty, I wonder if the mismanagement of the unit was the reason it wasn't flagged up sooner and could explain the departure of the Chief Exec? Speculation of course.
     
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    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    Really sorry you went through a horrible experience at what should have been a joyous time, Ally.
     
  12. Tortoise

    Tortoise Well-Known Member

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    Pimlipo Well-Known Member

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    Have regularly searched for news on this case over the last couple of years, knowing all the details up to what we know today. And yet when today’s news broke it still really shook me.
    I just can’t fathom it, even more after seeing the accused’s pictures and hearing the snippets from people who know her. What world are we living in
     
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  14. Kasmeer

    Kasmeer Well-Known Member

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    Horrible, if she's guilty; I've seen documentaries about Beverley Allitt and this sounds even worse, at least if the numbers quoted are anything to go by. I'd hoped after Allitt that it'd be much harder for such a thing to happen again. And yet it's got this far, after over five years' investigation, which I'd hope means they've very carefully investigated everything, and are so more likely than not to be correct in these charges.

    Frankly I still hope she's not guilty, as it's far less upsetting to think of a tragic unfortunate group of innocent deaths via natural causes, than to imagine a serial killer in the one place you most expect babies to be cared for and safe :(
     
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  15. Eloise

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    She's either an absolute monster of the highest order, or she's taking the blame for systemic failures that aren't of her (sole) doing. The fact that the police have been investigating for so long makes me think they must have solid evidence it's the former.

    BBM. I guess this is why... if she was the nurse of all these babies (do neonatal units have nurses working in 1:1 ratio with premature babies?) then the pattern is going to be hard to ignore even if the hospital overall has issues.

    Who is nurse Lucy Letby and why was she charged?

    Can someone familiar with nursing/neonatal nursing say if it's possible it's just incompetence of a very negligent and tragic extreme?
     
  16. AllyBeeUK

    AllyBeeUK Former Member

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  17. AllyBeeUK

    AllyBeeUK Former Member

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    Names of alleged victims have been released, including what appears to be a brother and sister. Twins. Deepest condolences to the families concerned
     
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  18. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    From the link:

    10:09KEY EVENT
    Alleged victims' names released
    The details of Lucy Letby’s alleged victims have now been released by the court.

    These are the babies she is alleged to have murdered on the following dates:

    Cemlyn Bennett on June 8, 2015

    Joseph Johnson between June 12 and 15, 2015

    Elsie McNall on June 22, 2015

    Barney Gee between August 2 and August 5, 2015

    Daisy Parkin between October 21 and October 24, 2015

    Maddie Freed on February 20, 2016

    Joseph Gelder on June 23, 2016

    Eli Gelder on June 24, 2016.
     
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    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    Twins? :(
     
  20. AllyBeeUK

    AllyBeeUK Former Member

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    It's too much. I pray for those lost little souls and for justice to be brought swiftly. Whatever the outcome may these families find solace and healing as they deal with this unimaginable grief.
     

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