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Heartbreaking words from the parents of Lucy Letby’s victims

Baby A was murdered one day after the birth of his twin sister, Baby B, via caesarean section in June 2015.

He died just 90 minutes after Lucy Letby started her shift. She then attempted to murder his twin sister. The sun reported.

Statement from the parents:

“You thought it was your right to play god with our children's lives.

“We never imagined that the most precious things in our lives would be left to the danger and care of a nurse capable of such heinous acts.

“We could never hold our little boy in our arms when we were alive. What should have been the happiest time of our lives had become our worst nightmare.

“We struggle with anxiety, depression and PTSD and sometimes we almost want to give up.

“But we will never do that, we have a duty to our children. We have a duty to comply [Baby A]Our memory lives on for generations to come and we have a duty to give [Baby B] the best life possible and we will spend our lives doing that

“You thought you could walk into our lives and turn it upside down, but you'll never win. We hope you live a very long life and spend every single day suffering for what you have done.”

What the judge said:

“As evidence, you tried to blame others for his collapse.

“The next day you searched [Baby A]His mother on Facebook and then, on the following night shift, just after midnight on June 10th, you tried to murder his sister, [Baby B], by injecting air into her venous system through a long tube through which she received nourishment. Luckily she was revived and survived.”


Baby C was born seven weeks premature and was murdered at four days old.

Letby was seen standing over his monitor when his alarm went off, despite not being his nurse. He died after she injected air into his stomach.

Statement from the parents:

“I will always remember the overwhelming surge of emotions I felt the first time [Baby C].

“I will never forget this moment. It was like nothing I had ever experienced before. The way he smelled, the feel of his fine blond hair against my chin. My lively little boy, my firstborn, my son.

“The shock and panic of the night he collapsed will stay with me forever. It was so sudden, so incredible. It really felt like I was watching someone else's life, not my own.

“To know now that his killer was watching us during those traumatic hours is like stepping out of a horror story.

“I blamed myself for his death – I still live with the guilt of not being able to protect him during pregnancy and in his short life.

“There is no verdict that can ever compare to the excruciating agony we endured as a result of the murder of our son. But at least there's no debate now – in your own words, you killed her on purpose. You are angry. You did that.”

What the judge said:

“[Baby C] died a few hours later in the arms of his parents.

“Before he passed, you made an insensitive and inappropriate but revealing comment to them about saying goodbye and putting him in a ventilated basket.”


Baby D, a cesarean, had responded well to treatment before Letby murdered the child in June 2015 by injecting air into her bloodstream.

Her mother pressed for answers, but was initially told it was not a police matter.

Statement of the mother:

“Lucy Letby had a chance to say something to all of us and she only had one word: ‘amazing'.

“Her vicious entitlement and abuse of her role as a trusted nurse is scandalous. Lucy Letby, you failed God and His plans for (Baby D).

“You even called it fate. You clearly had no connection to God. After today, I hope to be free from this limbo that I'm stuck in. The heavy burden that is constantly on my head has changed me profoundly.

“My heart broke into a million pieces when (Baby D) lost her battle with evil.

“These lives were not yours to take, and while I am torn with grief, anger and unanswered questions, I cannot forgive you. There is no forgiveness, now or ever. I missed (Baby D) so much.

“I really wanted to feel, smell, and cuddle her. I really wanted to protect her. I thought about ending it all, I couldn't go on and didn't really want to.

“I was hoping so much that maybe when I went to the other side I would see my daughter and be with her. Ever since (Baby D) died, I've been living behind my own shadow.”

What the judge said:

“They decided to kill her and gave her air intravenously, causing her to die of an air embolism.

“In your messages to other nurses following the death of (Baby D), you described how troubling it was and how distraught her parents were, and you indicated that you thought it was an element of fate.

“Three days after (Baby D's) death, you searched for her parents on Facebook and over three months later … you did two more searches.”


Babies E and F were twins born after several rounds of IVF.

Lucy Letby killed Baby E in August 2015 and attempted to kill his brother 24 hours later.

Baby F survived but now has complex learning disabilities and is nonverbal.

Statement from the parents:

“Lucy was aware of our journey and deliberately inflicted considerable harm and cruelty on our boys. No child in the world was more desirable than her.

“It feels cruel that we have had to endure a 10 month trial knowing all along that she was intentionally killing and hurting my babies.

“The disrespect she has shown shows what kind of person she is. We've been in court day after day, but she's had enough and stays in her cell—a last act of coward's wickedness.

“We are living with a life sentence for Lucy's crimes. We lived a nightmare, but for me it ends today. I refuse to wake up with the first thought that something could happen to my boys.

“Lucy is out of control. It has no meaning in anyone's life. she is nothing

“Our world shattered when we encountered the evil disguised as a caring nurse. Lose [Baby E] was the hardest thing we have ever experienced. The grief and shock left us numb.”

What the judge said:

“The bleeding started earlier in the shift and was seen by his mother; She was very worried and you tried to calm her down.

“The circumstances of the attempted resuscitation and his death were devastating, with profuse bleeding.

“They said in messages to colleagues that he had had a massive hemorrhage and it could have happened to anyone.”


Baby G was attacked twice by Lucy Letby and was severely disabled.

The now eight-year-old girl is blind and has to be fed through a tube. She suffers from cerebral palsy and progressive scoliosis, and her mother only sleeps about two hours a night due to caring for her daughter.

Letby was found guilty of attempting to murder the little girl, who was “on the verge of viability” because she was so early.

On the 100th day of her life, she was first targeted when Letby intentionally injected milk and air into her stomach.

Statement from the parents:

“Every day I sat there and prayed. I would pray for God to save her. He has. He saved her, but the devil found her.

“Everything feels like a constant struggle just to have the essentials [Child G] needs during their daily life. She will never stay at a best friend's house or go to high school and graduate. She will never have a first kiss, have a boyfriend, or get married. She will always sit in her chair.

“Our concern is: what if? [Child G] survives us and has no one to take care of her.”

Baby G was the most premature of all the Letby victims, weighing just 0.45kg at birth and just 2.26kg when her parents were finally able to bring her home.

It was not until an MRI scan at the age of two that the extent of the girl's brain damage was discovered.

When the father received the call telling him someone had been arrested, his statement said: “I just didn't expect that. I just want it to be over now.”

In a statement to police, the girl's mother recalled the banner and cake made to mark her 100th anniversary.

“I remember it was Lucy who took care of her that day. [That night] was such a shock to us and her [Baby G] It looked like she was dying,” she said.

She was described as “a little fighter” who survived numerous horrors after her birth in May 2015.

Before the first attack, her mother said, “She was smiling and very attentive to the nurses. I read to her and sang to her and you would know the difference if you did.”

But after that September 7 incident, her mother said “she looked different” and didn't respond to the nurses in the same way.

She recalled a time when she left her with Letby and another nurse, but when she returned she found her child was “freaking out and screaming”.

What the judge said:

“In September you made two attempted murders [Baby G].

“She was a very early baby, born on May 31 at Arrowe Park Hospital at just 23 weeks and six days gestation.

“Even though she was on the brink of survival, she survived. On 13 August her condition was stable and she was transferred to the Countess of Chester where the general trend of improvement continued.

“September 7th was the 100th day of her life; The nurses had planned a small celebration at which, among other things, a banner was put up.

“On the night shift from the 6th to the 7th, you intentionally injected milk and air into it [Baby G]Shortly after her assigned nurse fed her, her stomach disappeared through the feeding tube, causing her to vomit; Her alarms went off, her heart rate and saturation dropped, and she required breathing assistance.

“They were around and helping and later tried to blame a colleague for the possible overeating.

“In messaging before [Baby G] When she was taken back to Arrowe Park in the early hours of September 8, they described her as a “high risk baby”.

“Five days later [Baby G]When you returned to the Countess of Chester on September 16, you made another attempt to kill her by overfeeding her, which caused her to vomit again, become unable to breathe, and have her saturation levels drop.

“[Baby G] suffered a severe and profound brain injury from the first event on September 7th, which may have been aggravated by your actions on September 21st, from which she will not recover.

“She requires constant care and will require surgery and support throughout her life.”


Baby I, a two and a half month old girl, was murdered by fatal air injection in October 2015.

Letby had tried to kill her four times before he succeeded.

My baby was born 10 weeks premature and weighed only 0.9kg but was stable and required no special care.

Her family had been told they could take her home soon when she collapsed after Letby's actions.

Statement from the parents:

“I don't think we will ever get over the fact that our daughter was tortured until she could no longer resist and that everything she has been through in her short life was done on purpose by someone to protect and help her should come back home where she belonged.

“We were both absolutely heartbroken that someone could do something so nasty to our precious little girl and it continues to have a massive impact on our family to this day.

“We dug for years to find answers to what had happened and over the years we've been in very dark places mentally.

“[Baby I’s father] He wished he was dead, he wished he had died and not [Baby I].

“When they surrendered [Baby I] For us we never wanted to let her go, we held her so tight. She was our beautiful little princess and I can't even begin to explain the pain.

“When we lost her, a part of us died with her.”

What the judge said:

“She too died in the arms of her parents. It was not only devastating for the family, but also deeply distressing for the nursing and medical staff who knew and were caring for the situation [Baby I] for some time and had been struggling to save her. Again you searched for her mother on Facebook.”


Lucy Letby tried to murder twins Baby L and Baby M in April 2016.

Baby L was poisoned with insulin while his younger brother, Baby M, was injected with air.

They survived, but Baby M suffered brain damage.

Statement of the mother:

“This case has taken its toll on our family and it has been heartbreaking to see my husband suffer over the past five years.

“The doctors told us that what happened to my children was normal for premature babies and we believed it.

“We didn't know that about a year after her birth, the police would knock and spread the word that it might have been attempted murder.”

Statement of the father:

“I was there first [Baby M] had his breakdown and that image is burned into my memory forever.

“The stress and tension was unbearable at times and my mental health has suffered.

“I had to take time off work and seek advice. I also had to be on an antidepressant regimen to deal with it.

“There was one day when I was at the trial and I was sitting in Lucy Letby's line of sight and she kept looking at me.

“It made me feel quite uncomfortable and uneasy and I had to move to get out of sight.”

What the judge said:

“Found at your home after your arrest were a piece of paper towel with details of medication administration notes written during the emergency and a blood gas printout that you retrieved from confidential waste.

“You noted the event in your diary.

“[Baby M] As a result, he suffered irreversible brain damage and over time he may well differ in performance and cognitive or motor functioning from his peers.”


The attempted murder of baby N – who suffers from hemophilia – occurred just days after he was born in June 2016.

Prosecutors argued that Lucy Letby tried to cover up her attack on him by shoving a tube down his throat, causing trauma.

Statement from the parents:

“The day we were called to the neonatal unit was the worst day of our lives. We just wondered why a healthy little boy was fine one minute and bleeding from the mouth and requiring CPR the next.

“We both experience it every day. We often hear about people dying of broken hearts.

“This is how we feel after this day. Not a day goes by without us thinking about this day. We are extremely protective. We wanted him to be homeschooled as we didn't want anyone else to take care of him.

“We couldn't get him to safety in the hospital. As a parent, it's your duty – this was taken from us in a place where he was safest.

“It's our duty now and if that means wrapping him in cotton then we will. We don't want her to know the damage she left behind.

“We didn't want her to get any more satisfaction from the pain she caused.”

What the judge said:

“When his attending nurse was on pause in the early hours of the morning after his birth, you inflicted painful trauma to the oropharyngeal area that caused him to cry, bleed and become severely desaturated.

“Fortunately he survived but could have suffered the effects of the trauma.”


Baby O was murdered by Lucy Letby the day after she returned from a holiday in Ibiza – and a day later by his triplet brother, Baby P.

Baby O suffered severe liver damage while his brother was found with a less serious but still fatal injury while preparing for the transfer.

Letby took a picture of them in a cot after their deaths.

Her mother said: “I hate that Lucy Letby was the last person to hold (Baby P). She ruined our lives.”

Statement of the father:

“He (Baby O) received a blessing from the priest and was quickly baptized. Moments later he was gone.

“I felt like someone had stabbed me in the heart. No words could describe how I felt. I keep wishing it had happened to me and would have gladly taken his place at the time.

“We tried to explain to our children that there is a woman in prison and that the police believe that this woman hurt her brothers. We have done so in case they hear from third parties or at school.”

He added, “I was never prepared for the actual trial … the whole trial was extremely difficult because initially (the children's mother) was called as a witness, which meant we couldn't discuss the case together.”

“Everything became so real in the courtroom. Seeing Lucy Letby for the first time since 2016 was difficult. It was difficult to hear the evidence as I found out the latest information on the case.

“More so the texts Letby sent to her co-workers and the personal Facebook searches.

“I thought those acts were both distasteful and unnatural. When I heard this in court, a chill ran down my spine.

“Even during the court hearing, it was difficult for our relationship. I found it difficult to watch the children's mother being so upset and to deal with our other children who, rightly, were constantly curious about what was going on.

“Lucy Letby ruined our lives. The anger and hatred I hold towards her will never go away. It destroyed me as a man and as a father.

“I have missed more than six years of our children's lives because of their actions.

“The constant pressure that the process weighs on us was immense. Even after the trial is over, it will continue to haunt us and always impact our lives.”

The father added that life was “slowly improving” until police told him about Letby's arrest.

He said: “At first I was stunned, but also relieved that there was finally an explanation for the deaths.

“I've always insisted there was some form of medical negligence … and never believed her death was from natural causes.”

“I knew something was wrong, but it never occurred to me that they had been murdered on purpose.

“I live in constant fear that something could happen to one of my children and the whole experience ruined the pregnancy and birth of our youngest child.

“When it comes to connecting with friends and family, I have a really hard time. Even the smallest conversation made me angry. I struggled when asked “How many children do you have?”.

“It's always hard to explain (to the surviving triplet) that he was a triplet and try to answer any questions he might have.”

Statement of the mother:

“I hate that Lucy Letby was the last person to hold (Baby P). She ruined our lives.”

She described being in “shock” and said she was still haunted by “vivid images” from the period and lived in “constant fear” that something might happen to her children.

Speaking of the trial, the mother, who sat behind a monitor to block Letby's view, said: “Being in the courtroom was extremely harrowing. That was the first time I've seen Lucy Letby since 2016.”

What the judge said:

“Although you were on holiday at the time, you spoke to colleagues about the triplets and said you felt most comfortable in intensive care.

“The horror of the consequences of your actions and the desperate attempts to revive him [Baby O] and saving his life, unfortunately without success, were vividly described by doctors and his father.

“The next day you murdered his older brother. You pushed air through his feeding tube into his stomach and intestines and traumatized his liver, but didn't damage it as badly as you did [Baby O]'s case. His diaphragm burst through the air and he collapsed.

“His life could not be saved.”

This story originally appeared on The sun and reproduced with permission

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