That’s not hyperbole. This is what actually happened.
Official judicial comments in the case against “nurse” Lucy Letby:
“This was a cruel calculated and cynical campaign of child murder involving the smallest and most vulnerable of children,” said the judge, James Goss, who sentenced her to life imprisonment with no prospect of release.
“There was a deep malevolence bordering on sadism in your actions … You have no remorse. There are no mitigating factors.”
She was found guilty last week of seven counts of murder and seven of attempted murder following a 10-month trial at Manchester Crown Court.
Jurors were unable to agree on whether she had tried to kill six and acquitted her of two other charges of attempted murder.
Earlier the court heard emotional, heart-wrenching statements from the parents of those she murdered and tried to kill, recounting the horror and trauma of losing their babies.
Letby refused to leave the cells to hear her sentence being handed down, leading to demands that criminals must be forced to hear the impact on their actions on their victims or their families.
The mother of one of the murdered victims described it as a final act of wickedness. This is the kind of country that “modern” Britain has become as it cycles and whirls to destruction.
How on earth have we produced someone like that?