Lucy Letby was refused permission to appeal convictions for the murder of seven babies | UK News

Lucy Letby was refused permission to appeal convictions for the murder of seven babies |  UK News

The murderous nurse had raised four grounds of appeal, in each of which she claimed the judge wrongly rejected an application made on her behalf during the trial.


Friday 24 May 2024 10:21, United Kingdom

Lucy Letby has been refused permission to appeal against her convictions for murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six others.

Letby was sentenced to 14 life sentences in August after being found guilty of carrying out the crimes in the neonatal unit of the Countess of Chester Hospital, where she worked as a nurse, between June 2015 and June 2016.

On Friday, Dame Victoria Sharp, sitting with Lord Justice Holroyde, said they had rejected the appeal request. The reason for the decision was not made public.

In April this year, the 34-year-old renewed an application for leave to appeal to three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.

He raised four grounds of appeal, each claiming that the judge wrongly dismissed an application made on his behalf during the trial.

Letby, from Hereford, was found guilty of seven counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder, two of which were against the same baby, and acquitted of a further two counts of attempted murder after a 10-month trial in the Manchester Crown Court.

The jury was unable to reach a verdict on six counts of attempted murder, involving five children.