Doctors cast doubt on Lucy Letby convictions

Doctors cast doubt on Lucy Letby convictions

Lucy Letby
Credit: Cheshire Constabulary

Doubt has been cast on the convictions of English nurse Lucy Letby for the murder of babies in her care on the basis the expert opinions on which the jury relied do “not stand up to scrutiny”.

An article, which The Guardian has now published in the wake of Letby’s retrial for the murder of Baby K, states that some doctors were “so troubled” by the convictions that “they felt compelled to become involved”.

Letby never made a formal confession, though the prosecution relied on notes written by her. These stated: “I AM EVIL I DID THIS” and “I killed them on purpose because I am not good enough”.

Doctors have told the newspaper, however, that aspects of the medical evidence are “implausible” or “medically inaccurate”.

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