Nurse Kills 7 Newborn babies, Writes Note That Says “I am Evil”

A British nurse who penned a note stating “I am evil” was found guilty on Friday of murdering seven newborn babies and trying to kill another six in the neonatal unit of a hospital in northwest England.

Lucy Letby, 33, was convicted of killing five baby boys and two baby girls at the Countess of Chester Hospital and attacking other newborns, often while she was working night shifts, in 2015 and 2016.

Lucy Letby said she killed the newborns because 'I'm not good enough to care for them'.Image: Cheshire Constabulary/Getty Images
Lucy Letby said she killed the newborns because ‘I’m not good enough to care for them’.
Image: Cheshire Constabulary/Getty Images

The jury was told she poisoned some of her infant victims by injecting them with insulin, while others were injected with air or force-fed milk, sometimes involving multiple attacks before they died.

“I killed them on purpose because I’m not good enough to care for them,” said a handwritten note found by police officers searching her home after she was arrested. “I am a horrible evil person,” she wrote. “I AM EVIL, I DID THIS.”

Some of those she attacked were twins — in one case she murdered both siblings. She tried to kill one baby girl three times, before finally succeeding on the fourth attempt.

“Lucy Letby was entrusted to protect some of the most vulnerable babies. Little did those working alongside her know that there was a murderer in their midst,” said Pascale Jones, a senior prosecutor from the Crown Prosecution Service.

“She did her utmost to conceal her crimes by varying the ways in which she repeatedly harmed babies in her care.”


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