Accused killer nurse Lucy Letby allegedly force-fed babies ‘massive’ amounts of milk

Accused serial killer nurse Lucy Letby has allegedly attempted to murder a premature baby girl by force-feeding her “massive” amounts of milk through a nasal tube, a British court has heard.

Letby, 32, is accused of overfeeding the sick baby – known only as Child G – while watching over her in the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit in September 2015, the BBC reported.

The nurse, who is currently on trial for allegedly murdering seven babies and attempting to kill 10 others, struck just hours after making a banner to mark the 100th day of child G’s life, prosecutors said.

dr Stephen Breary, who was the on-call counselor at the neonatal ward at the time, testified at Manchester Crown Court that on September 6 the baby’s health had “improved” and was “stable”.

In the early morning hours of September 7th, Dr. Breary said he received an 911 call because the baby had “very large vomit,” which ended up on the floor and a chair next to her crib.

“It was something I had never experienced before,” said Dr. Breary out.

The medical expert Dr.  Dewi Evans, brought in by the National Crime Agency to review the case, testified that it did "astonishing" that such a small child vomits so profusely.
The medical expert Dr. Dewi Evans, who was brought in by the National Crime Agency to review the case, said it was “amazing” for such a young child to throw up so badly.
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The medical expert Dr. Dewi Evans, who was brought in by the National Crime Agency to review the case, said it was “amazing” for such a young child to throw up so badly.

“For a 2kg baby, it’s quite remarkable to be throwing up that far. Even more amazing is the vomit that lands on the chair. That’s several meters away,” he told the court.

“I don’t remember a baby throwing up on the floor. I don’t remember a baby throwing up from that distance. It was rightly called exceptional.”

The baby’s health deteriorated rapidly after the vomiting – and he had to be intubated and put on a ventilator.

The baby survived but was left with brain damage after the ordeal.
The baby survived but was left with brain damage after the ordeal.
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dr Evans said the only explanation was that Child G “had received far more milk” than the approved 45ml in her feeding tube, adding that this “cannot happen accidentally”.

The baby survived but was left with irreversible brain damage after the ordeal, the court heard.

Letby was arrested in 2018 after police began investigating a spike in the number of newborn deaths at the neonatal unit under their watch.

The disgraced nurse, who has denied the allegations against her, is charged with the murder of five young boys and two girls and the attempted murder of five boys and five girls.

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