Testifying at the trial of alleged murderous nurse Lucy Letby, a UK doctor recounted how a baby boy’s condition deteriorated after she was treated by the criminally accused nurse.
Dr David Harkness, a consultant pediatrician who was registrar at the time Litby worked in the neonatal unit at Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016, told the court this week: “I’ve seen nothing before or since.” , The Sun reported.
Harkness explained that he had been called by Litby when the child began vomiting blood, and within an hour the child’s condition began to deteriorate rapidly with purple spots appearing on his stomach.
Harkness said he knew the baby was in a critical condition but didn’t initially think the baby was going to die.
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An hour later, the child died.
“It happened in front of our faces as we were standing there,” Harkness told the court.
Letby, 32, is on trial in England for the murder of seven children and the attempted murder of 10 others.
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The prosecutor said that Letby injected some infants with insulin or milk, while others injected air. She was alleged to have tried to kill a child three times.
Prosecutor Nick Johnson argued to a jury when the trial began in September that Letby was a “constant and malicious presence” in the hospital’s neonatal unit in northwest England.
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Johnson told jurors that “toxin was working” at the hospital, which he said was marked by a “significant rise in the number of infant deaths and in the number of catastrophically severe collapses” after January 2015, before which he said infant mortality rates were comparable to other busy hospitals.
Investigators found that Letby was the “common denominator”, and that infant mortality was consistent with her shifting hours.
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Litby pleaded not guilty.
Fox News’ John Brown contributed to this report.