When will Lucy Letby be sentenced and where will she be in prison?

Murderous nurse Lucy Letby has established herself as one of Britain’s worst criminals after being found guilty of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six others.

After a nine-month trial and more than three weeks of deliberations, a jury found her guilty on 16 of the 22 charges she faced after launching a campaign of terror at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016. The jury The court was unable to reach a verdict in another six cases of attempted murder.

During this time, she intentionally poisoned babies with insulin, overfed them with milk and fatally injected some with air while working as a nurse in the neonatal unit.

She must return to Manchester Crown Court for sentencing


Despite concerns raised by surgeons in late June 2015, she continued in her role for another year before finally being removed from the ward and assigned to clerical duties.

Although she claimed to have been the victim of a “conspiracy,” her account was rejected by the jury and she was convicted of seven counts of murder and 15 counts of attempted murder, making her one of the most prolific child killers in the country.

She has been remanded in custody to be sentenced at a later date, where family members of the victims will gather to testify about the impact on the victim.

For such horrific crimes, Letby can only receive a life sentence and will likely spend most of her life behind bars.

Letby is expected to be held at the maximum security prison HMP Low Newton

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It is likely that she will be housed at HMP Low Newton, a maximum security prison that houses many of the deadliest female killers in recent history.

The prison, which opened in 1965, was the home of Britain’s youngest killer, Sharon Carr, and Baby P’s mother, Tracey Connelly. Dubbed the “Devil’s Daughter,” Carr murdered an 18-year-old woman after randomly picking her when she was just 12.

The prison’s most notorious inmate was House of Horrors killer Rosemary West, who, along with her husband Fred West, sexually abused and murdered ten women and children. She was eventually transferred from HMP Low Newton in 2019 after another villainous killer, Joanna Dennehy, allegedly threatened to kill her.

Rosemary West was a former inmate of HMP Low Newton


Dennehy remains in prison, where she is serving a sentence for murdering three men after a two-week rampage. They dumped their bodies in ditches outside of Peterborough.

Located in the village of Brasside, near Durham, the prison accepts female inmates from across the north of England and houses a number of life and juvenile prisoners.

A report by the independent monitoring body released in 2021 found that classes and workshops were halted due to problems with a leaking roof, while an entire block had to be demolished due to failed health and safety checks.

However, not all aspects of prison life were negative: inmates could enjoy DVD nights and shop for clothes at a clothing store. The staff was described as “friendly”.

HMP Low Newton has hosted notorious killers including Britain’s youngest killer, Sharon Carr


Even the food was “nutritious, well-prepared and varied,” with inmates offered a choice of hot meals and packed lunches.

Violence among prisoners and staff occasionally occurs, while the board expressed concern that around 40 percent of inmates suffered from mental health problems.

HMP Low Newton is also home to the ‘Primrose Project’ which aims to treat women with ‘dangerous and serious personality disorders’ and is the only prison in the UK with such a unit.

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 russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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