Lucy Letby: Accused nurse in baby murder trial cried ‘it’s always me when it happens’, court hears | UK News
A nurse accused of killing seven infants was seen crying as she said: “When it happens, I’m always the one responsible.”
Lucy Letby, 33, made the comment during a series of infant falls in the neonatal unit of Countess of Chester Hospital, Manchester Crown Court heard.
GP Lucy Beebe told police she saw Letby tearfully talking to a colleague in one of the care rooms at the unit.
Giving evidence on Friday, Dr Beebe said: “I remember Lucy crying with another nurse and the gist of it was ‘it’s always me when it happens, my children, it always happens. out with me a lot’.”
Prosecutor Philip Astbury asked: “Who said that?
Dr. Beebe replied, “Lucy.”
Mr Astbury said: “Don’t you remember exactly when that was?”
“No,” said the witness.
Dr Beebe said she cared for a premature baby girl, Child I, during her time as a GP intern at the Countess of Chester.
Crown says neonatal nurse Letby murdered Child I at dawn on October 23, 2015.
This is believed to be her fourth attempt to harm her baby after a previous attempt on September 30, 13 and 14.
Dr Beebe said: “I recall (Child I) because it was unusual for her to appear healthy and then become ill.
“In my memory, I feel like she was transferred to a high school, recovered quickly and then brought back very quickly.
“That’s definitely etched in my memory because it’s never happened to a baby I’ve been involved with before or since, in any neonatal unit I’ve worked with. job.”
When asked about her reaction to Child I’s death, she replied, “I was shocked and disappointed at the time because when I look back, I feel like something else was going on with (Children) child I) that we have not studied thoroughly.
“It’s sad because I miss my family and the whole situation is so sad and frustrating.”
Letby, from Hereford, denies killing seven babies and conspiring to kill 10 others between June 2015 and June 2016.
The trial continues.