Lucy Letby to appeal against baby murder convictions

Nurse Lucy Letby is set to appeal all her convictions for the murders of seven babies and the attempted killing of another six.

Her legal team has submitted an application for permission to appeal, as confirmed by the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.

Among her crimes, Letby administered air injections and poisoned two infants with insulin at the Countess of Chester Hospital. In August, the 33-year-old received a whole-life sentence.

Concluding her trial, Judge Mr. Justice Goss informed the jury that this was a case where the prosecution “largely, though not entirely,” relied on circumstantial evidence.

The news of her forthcoming appeal coincides with the announcement of another court hearing on 25th September, during which the Crown Prosecution Service will decide whether to pursue a retrial for the six remaining counts of attempted murder.

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