British Children's Nurse Charged with Murders of Eight Babies, Attempt to Kill 10 More
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Police in the northwestern English city Chester said Wednesday they had charged a nurse with eight counts of murder and ten of attempted murder against babies at a local hospital.
A 30-year-old named as Lucy Letby was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the crimes once prosecutors gave the go-ahead, Cheshire police said in a statement.
The charges relate to "a number of baby deaths and non-fatal collapses at the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital" between June 2015 and June 2016, they added.
Letby is being held in custody ahead of a first appearance before magistrates in nearby Warrington on Thursday.
She had previously been arrested but released without charge in 2018 and 2019.