Lucy Letby’s Mum’s first words as killer nurse daughter was convicted of being Britain’s worst baby killer

LUCY Letby’s mother’s first words as her murderous nurse daughter is convicted of Britain’s worst baby killer have been revealed.

The sick and twisted nurse, 33, was found guilty on Friday of murdering seven babies – making her Britain’s top child killer.

The sick and twisted baby killer was found guilty on Friday


The sick and twisted baby killer was found guilty on FridayPhoto credit: The Mega Agency
Her parents, John and Susan, attended the trial every day


Her parents, John and Susan, attended the trial every dayPhoto credit: PA
Letby refused to show her face in the dock on the day of her sentencing


Letby refused to show her face in the dock on the day of her sentencingCredit: Tim Stewart

Her heinous crimes were uncovered during a nearly 10-month trial that revealed she also attempted to kill six other newborns.

And when the verdict was read, Letby was nowhere to be seen in the dock after refusing to leave her cell.

Her parents, Susan, 63, and John Letby, 77, also showed no sign of “solidarity” for their daughter.

When the serial killer was found guilty, Letby’s mother fell into her husband’s arms and said, “You can’t be serious; That cant be true.”

When police officers arrested Letby at her Chester home in 2018, Susan also reportedly told officers, “I did it, take me with you instead,” as she begged them to release Letby.

Forensic psychologist Dr. Sohom Das said the couple were “taken aback” by their daughter’s sentencing because “she had no criminal record.”

He went on to say that both Susan and John are now dealing with “shock, disbelief and even denial” – something that has become evident in the final days of the mammoth trial.

The couple had previously relocated to Manchester from Hereford to be able to attend the trial at Manchester Crown Court each day.

The jury got a glimpse into Letby’s double life as the sick and twisted killer perfected the facade of a normal suburban nurse.

Pictures of her bedroom, taken just hours after her arrest, showed the walls covered with cheesy framed quotes such as “A dream is a wish your heart makes,” “Sparkles wherever you go,” and “Shine bright like a diamond.” “.

Her butterfly duvet cover on the unmade bed was accompanied by several stuffed animals, while strings of lights were wrapped around the metal frame.

On her white and brown wooden bedside table were two books: a doctor’s memoirs about the dangerous illness that follows a miscarriage, and Never Greener, a novel about a young woman who had an affair with a married man.

Letby’s brown carpet was covered in trash while her dresser was struggling to close.

Also in the messy room were artificial flowers, a pair of crutches behind the mirror, and a gray and bright pink polka dot dressing gown pinned to the back of the door.

Her room in an ordinary semi-detached house was a far cry from the unsettling actions of the woman who slept there.

Letby’s year of terror took place at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Her friends have described her as “goofy” and “fun-loving”. She was even pictured partying during her killing spree while hiding the dark truth.

Snaps of her sipping drinks, pole dancing and donning a costume with a beaming smile distract those closest to her from her twisted mind.

And to hide her evilness, Letby even took a trip to Spain’s party island of Ibiza.

On the day she returned to work with her friends after vacation, she murdered a triplet by injecting him with a lethal dose of air, resulting in liver trauma

She immediately returned to her routine of committing horrific crimes, even writing to a co-worker that she would “probably be back at it.” [work] with a bang lol”.

Letby was even caught smiling at a hen party just hours before she murdered her first baby victim.

The government has now announced an independent inquiry which will see police examine at least 4,000 babies being cared for by Letby.

Despite her conviction after a nine-month trial and 22 days of jury deliberation, one of Letby’s schoolmates refuses to accept that she did anything wrong.

The infatuated woman, named Dawn, told BBC Panorama: “I’ll never believe she’s guilty” as she stands by evil Letby.

In the interview, Dawn said the group of school friends from Aylestone Secondary School in Hereford supported the nurse.

She said: “We know she could not have done anything that she is accused of.”

“If Lucy doesn’t turn around and say ‘I’m guilty,’ I’ll never believe she’s guilty.”

“I grew up with Lucy and nothing I have or have ever seen of Lucy made me believe for a moment that she is capable of what she has been accused of.”

“It’s the most uncharacteristic accusation you could ever level at Lucy.

“Think of your most lovable, gentle friend and think of him being accused of harming babies.”

This comes after police found damning evidence at Letby’s £180,000 semi-detached house in Chester when called to investigate in 2017.

I don’t deserve to live. I killed her on purpose because I’m not good enough to take care of her


The nurse had scribbled powerful notes in journals and on sticky notes, including one that read: “I’m bad, I did this.”

The note added: “I don’t deserve to live. I killed her on purpose because I’m not good enough to take care of her.

“I’m a terrible person.

“I hate myself. There are no words for that. I’m a terrible person. I pay for that every day.”

Others read: “I’m panicking, I’ll never have children. I don’t deserve Mom and Dad. The world is better off without me. I did what I did.”

A note found in a black garbage bag in her garage read: “No one will ever know what happened and why.” . I am a loser.”

Letby had also written, “I’m a problem to those who know me.” . It would be much better for everyone if I just walked away. I just want to be happy.”

There were also some that said “Kill me” and “Help me” as well as the names of some of the babies she had murdered.

In one, Letby wrote: “I can’t do this anymore. I can’t live like this.

“No one will ever understand or appreciate what it’s like.”

Letby had denied a total of 22 offenses and was charged with murdering seven babies and attempting to kill ten others.

She had cried when the first sentences were announced but refused to enter the court when the case closed on Friday.

The jury failed to reach a verdict in the six remaining counts of the attempted murder of four babies – prompting some families to storm the home.

She was acquitted of two counts of attempted murder of two babies.

The prosecutor has now asked for 28 days to consider whether there will be a retrial.


While working in the neonatal unit, the monster used insulin and air to inject newborns.

The children’s collapses and deaths were not “naturally occurring tragedies” but the gruesome work of the “poisoner” Letby.

During a mammoth trial, jurors were told some of the newborns had been repeatedly targeted by the nurse – including a baby Letby allegedly killed after three previous failed attempts.

Her reign of terror was finally exposed after staff became suspicious of a “significant increase” in the number of babies dying or suffering “catastrophic” collapses.

It turned out that Letby was the “common denominator” of the deaths and breakdowns.

Between 2015 and 2016, two babies in the neonatal unit were “deliberately” poisoned with insulin, which was “no coincidence”.

Some of the other babies were killed or injured by having air or milk injected into the bloodstream or through a tube into the stomach.

In some cases, Letby reportedly took up to three attempts before she was able to kill some of her victims.

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A court order prohibits identifying the surviving and deceased children, as well as identifying the parents or witnesses linked to the babies.

Letby will be sentenced on Monday.

Letby will be sentenced on Monday


Letby will be sentenced on MondayCredit: Collect

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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