Saturday, September 30, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Lucy Letby Trial: Negligence, Not Murder, Responsible for Babies’ Deaths




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According to the defense barrister in the Lucy Letby trial, the deaths of seven babies at a hospital were a result of “serial failures in care” rather than the actions of the accused nurse, Your Content has learned.

Ben Myers KC, while concluding his remarks, urged the jury to presume her innocence and find her not guilty, emphasizing the lack of direct evidence linking the 33-year-old nurse to any harm caused.

Ms. Letby, originally from Hereford, faces charges of murdering seven babies and attempting to murder 10 others at Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016.

She denies all charges, with her defense arguing that the case relied on biased and poorly reasoned expert evidence.

Mr. Myers also highlighted the inadequate care on the neonatal unit and its connection to the increase in deaths and collapses during the relevant period.

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The defense further stated that Ms. Letby had been a dedicated nurse, caring for numerous babies, and that the changes observed were related to the unit’s capacity and ability to cope rather than any change in her behavior.

The defense barrister criticized the neutrality of the consultants involved in accusing Ms. Letby, suggesting that they had made deliberate statements to prejudice her position.

He also questioned the expert evidence presented by Dr. Dewi Evans and Dr. Sandie Bohin, stating that it had been biased and geared toward supporting a theory of guilt.

The defense portrayed Ms. Letby as a hardworking and committed nurse who loved her work, claiming that she was a victim of a blame-apportioning system.

The defense concluded by requesting the jury to uphold the presumption of innocence and return verdicts of not guilty.

The trial is ongoing, according to BBC.

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