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Lucy Letby

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Lucy Letby
Born (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 34)
Hereford, England
Alma materUniversity of Chester
OccupationRegistered nurse (suspended)[1]
Known forMurdering babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital
Conviction(s)Murder (7 counts)
Attempted murder (6 counts)
Details
Victims13
Span of crimes
2015–2016
CountryUnited Kingdom

Lucy Letby (born 4 January 1990) is a British serial killer and former nurse.

She was arrested in July 2018. This was after there were many baby deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016, while she was a nurse. In August 2023, Letby was found guilty of murdering seven babies and attempting to murder six others. She was sentenced to a whole life order on 21 August. She received 14 whole life orders, one for each charge.

Early life and education

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Letby was born in Hereford, England, on 4 January 1990. She learnt at multiple schools in the city, including at Hereford Sixth Form College. She pursued her education in nursing at the University of Chester, where she also worked as a student nurse during her three years of training, carrying out placements at Liverpool Women's Hospital and the Countess of Chester Hospital. She was the first member of her family to study at university, and graduated in September 2011.[2][3]

References

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  1. "Interim Order Review Meeting" (PDF). Nursing and Midwifery Council Investigating Committee. 13 March 2023. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2023. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  2. Hirst, Lauren (18 August 2023). Who is baby serial killer Lucy Letby?. BBC News. BBC. Archived from the original on 18 August 2023. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
  3. "The quiet cul-de-sac in Hereford where killer nurse Lucy Letby grew up". ITV News. ITV. 18 August 2023. Archived from the original on 18 August 2023. Retrieved 18 August 2023.