A nurse appeared in a British court on
Thursday for allegedly murdering eight
babies in the neonatal ward of a hospital.
Nurse Lucy Letby appeared at Warrington
Magistrates Court in the north-eastern
English town of Warrington.
The 30-year-old is charged with eight
counts of murder. All of the victims were
under the age of one.
The nurse also faces charges on a further
10 counts of attempted murder, relating
to the period between June 2015 and
June 2016 while she was working at the
Countess of Chester Hospital in the north-western city of Chester.
The investigation into a number of
suspicious deaths at the hospital’s neonatal ward was first launched more than three years ago.
Letby spoke in court only to confirm her
name, date of birth and where she lives.
District Judge Nicholas Sanders told the
court the case would be sent to Chester
Crown Court and Letby would appear on
She was remanded in custody until the