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Who is Lucy Letby?
Lucy Letby, the children’s nurse charged with murdering eight babies in a hospital’s neonatal unit, will stand trial on July 4, 2022.
Judge Dove set the date during a 15-minute case management hearing at Liverpool Crown Court.
Letby, 31, who is also charged with the attempted murder of 10 other babies at Countess of Chester hospital, appeared via a video link from HMP Peterborough.
She was sitting alone at a long desk in jeans and a black blouse, her brown hair in a ponytail. She spoke only to confirm her name.
Mr Justice Dove
Judge Dove set the date as July 2022 after hearing and reading presentations from both the prosecution and the defense.
He told the hearing that July 4, 2022 would be a realistic start date for a trial “of this magnitude and complexity.”
The estimated duration of the trial, to be held at Manchester Crown Court, is six months. A trial judge has not yet been selected.
The neonatal nurse, who is originally from Hereford, has yet to be prosecuted on the charges she faces.
Judge Dove noted that there were aspects of the prosecution’s case that had not yet been notified to the defense.
A police car outside the Countess of Chester +3 Hospital Women’s and Children’s Building
Judge Dove set the July 2022 date on the grounds that it would be a realistic start date for a trial ‘of this magnitude and complexity.
Lucy Letby Quick and Facts
- Lucy Letby, 31, is accused of murdering eight babies and of attempting to murder 10 over the course of a year at the Countess of Chester Hospital
- Chester University graduate arrested over alleged offences in 2018 and 2019
- She appeared for case management hearing via HMP Peterborough video link
- Liverpool Crown Court hearing on Tuesday set her trial date for June 4 2022