A doctor in the UK who testified at the trial of alleged murderous nurse Lucy Letby has told how a baby’s condition deteriorated after being treated by the criminally accused nurse.
“It’s nothing I’ve seen before or since,” Dr. David Harkness, a consultant pediatrician who was a registrar at the time Letby worked in the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016, told a court this week. . the sun reported.
Harkness explained that Letby called him into a room when a boy began vomiting blood, and within an hour, the boy’s condition began to deteriorate rapidly, with purple spots appearing on his stomach.
Harkness said she knew the child was in critical condition, but at first she did not believe the baby would die.
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An hour later, the child was dead.
“It happened right in front of our faces as we were standing there,” Harkness told the court.
Letby, 32, is on trial in England for allegedly murdering seven babies and attempting to murder 10 more.
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The prosecutor said Letby injected some babies with insulin or milk, while others were injected with air. He supposedly tried to kill a baby three times.
Letby was a “constant and malevolent presence” in the hospital’s neonatal unit in north-west England, prosecutor Nick Johnson argued before a jury when the trial began in September.
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Johnson told the jury that “a poisoner was working” at the hospital, which he said had been characterized by a “significant increase in the number of babies dying and the number of severe catastrophic collapses” after January 2015, before which one said its infant mortality rates were comparable to those of other occupied hospitals.
Investigators found that Letby was the “common denominator” and that the infant deaths coincided with their changing work schedules.
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Letby has pleaded not guilty.
Fox News’ Jon Brown contributed to this report.