A UK doctor who testified at the trial of allegedly killed nurse Lucy Letby told how a baby’s condition deteriorated after being treated by the criminally accused nurse.
“It’s not something I’ve seen before or since,” said Dr. David Harkness, a consultant pediatrician who was a registrar at the time Letby worked in the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit between 2015 and 2016, is in court this week. The sun reported.
Harkness explained that he was called into a room by Letby when a child began vomiting blood, and within an hour the child’s condition began to rapidly deteriorate, with purple spots appearing on his abdomen.
Harkness said he knew the child was in critical condition but did not initially believe the baby would die.
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An hour later the child was dead.
“It happened right before our eyes as we stood there,” Harkness told the court.
Letby, 32, is on trial in England for allegedly murdering seven babies and attempting to murder ten others.
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The prosecutor said Letby injected insulin or milk into some infants while injecting air into others. She is said to have tried to kill a baby three times.
Letby was a “constant, malicious presence” in the neonatal unit at the north-west England hospital, prosecutor Nick Johnson argued before a jury when the trial began in September.
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Johnson told jurors “a poisoner was at work” at the hospital, which he said was marked by a “significant increase in the number of babies dying and the number of severe catastrophic collapses” after January 2015, before which he said the infant mortality rate was comparable with other busy hospitals.
Investigators noted that Letby was the “common denominator” and that the infant deaths coincided with their rotating work schedules.
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Letby has pleaded not guilty.
Fox News’ Jon Brown contributed to this report.