A British nurse was found guilty on Friday in the deaths of seven newborns and the attempted murders of six others at Manchester Crown Court, according to the police department responsible for the investigation, ending a yearslong case that has haunted England since a string of deaths in the neonatal unit where the nurse worked came to light in 2016.
The nurse, Lucy Letby, 33, was accused of killing seven babies and trying to kill 10 others while working at the Countess of Chester Hospital in the city of Chester, in northwestern England, between June 2015 and June 2016. She was first charged in 2020.
Over the course of the trial, which began in October, jurors heard that Ms. Letby had harmed the babies in her care in a number of ways, including by poisoning them and injecting them with milk, air, and insulin. She denied those accusations.