UK killer nurse Letby to be re-tried over one alleged attemp t
British nurse Lucy Letby, jailed for life for murdering seven babies at the hospital where she worked, will face a re-trial over an accusation she had tried to kill another newborn.
Letby, 33, Britain's most prolific serial child killer of modern times, was convicted in August of killing five baby boys and two baby girls at the Countess of Chester hospital in northern England and attacking six others in 2015 and 2016.
However, the jury were unable to agree on six charges of attempted murder involving five other infants.
At a hearing at Manchester Crown Court, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced they would now seek a new trial over one of those charges, with the trial date provisionally set for next year.
After her conviction, Letby, said by the judge to have carried out a cruel, calculated campaign of murder killer with her actions bordering on sadism, was sentenced to a whole life term meaning she will never be released from prison.