Victims call for reform as Lucy Letby refuses to attend sentencing | News

Murder victim Zara Aleena’s aunt said that unless criminals like Lucy Letby are persuaded to attend her sentencing hearing, it “will remain a trend”.

Letby has said she will not appear if she is convicted of murdering seven babies and attempting to murder six others.

Farah Naz is calling for the law to be changed after her niece’s killer refused to appear in court. She said that at the sentencing of her niece’s killer, Jordan McSweeney, it “felt ridiculous” to read victim impact statements without him being there and that they “still want to face him.” .

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon 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. Russell Falcon 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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