Lucy Letby 'may have murdered three more babies,' claims prosecution's main expert witness
Lucy Letby may have murdered three more babies during her career as a neo-natal nurse, an expert prosecution witness has claimed.
The serial baby killer was handed a whole life order last month after being convicted of seven counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder whilst working at the Countess of Chester hospital, following a trial at Manchester Crown Court.
Last week, the 33-year-old formally filed a bid to challenge her conviction at the Court of Appeal. It's understood Letby applied for leave to appeal, with a Court of Appeal judge set to make a decision on her case.
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But a key prosecution witness, who gave evidence during the 10-month trial, has told the Daily Mail's 'Trial of Lucy Letby' podcast, of fresh concerns about the deaths of children which didn't form part of the prosecution case.
Dr Dewi Evans, who gave expert evidence against the neo-natal nurse, told the podcast: "Initially, I looked at 32 cases and there are seven of those [which were not part of the trial] that need more scrutiny.
"These babies had illnesses that were life-threatening and three of them died – but we need to look at them to see if they were placed in harm's way as well. They were poorly so it may be impossible to show beyond reasonable doubt whether they were the victim of inflicted harm.
"But there are seven cases that concern me which we need to look at more thoroughly. I will be liaising with Cheshire Police to bring those cases to their attention."