Nurse accused of killing seven babies admitted to colleague that deaths were 'a bit too much'

Nurse accused of killing seven babies admitted to colleague that deaths were 'a bit too much'
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A former nurse accused of killing numerous babies admitted to a colleague that the deaths of two babies in a single week was "a bit too much."

Lucy Letby, 32, allegedly carried out a year-long killing spree from June 2015 while working at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chesire, UK.

The former nurse is charged with seven counts of murder and fifteen counts of attempted murder.

In total, five girls and two boys died, while another five girls and five boys were saved by a team of doctors and nurses.


Yesterday, Manchester Crown Court heard details surrounding the deaths of Child A, B and C.

The court heard that a premature child referred to as Child C died one night under Letby's care.

Messages read in court between Letby and her colleague revealed detailed conversations in which the accused killer described the death of two children in one week as "heartbreaking" and "cruel."

"Now we've lost [another child] and it's all a bit much", she said before adding that the death of Child C was "so sad and cruel."


She continued: "It's not about me or anyone else, it's those poor parents who have to walk away without their baby."

Over the last number of weeks, shocking details concerning the cause of deaths of Child A and C were revealed.

The families of victims heard that Letby killed her first baby by injecting air into the boy's bloodstream, before changing her deadly method just six days later on Child C when she forcibly injected air into a baby's stomach via a nasal gastric tube.

The 32-year-old from Hereford has denied all murder charges, including fifteen counts of attempted murder.


While the babies cannot be named for legal reasons, family members of the victims were present in the public gallery at the trial's opening.

The trial continues at Manchester Crown Court.