The British nurse who killed the infant experimented with various medical techniques to harm the infant during her murderous five-year career, according to the trial’s lead medical expert.
Dr Dewi Evans was found guilty last month of murdering seven babies and attempting to murder six more in Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit in 2015 and 2016, Lucy Levy said. He said he committed the nefarious act using a method that was difficult to detect. This includes replacing tubes and injecting air into the victim.
Following the arrest of the 33-year-old over the deaths of eight children at Chester Hospital in 2018, Evans was asked to review the records of 48 babies, none of which will be included in the trial. He said that he had not done so.
He found there were 18 related incidents, many involving infants whose breathing tubes had been removed or replaced in 2014, which was Levy’s initial preference for harming children. I believed it was a method.
“It’s possible that so many breathing tubes have come out accidentally, but in what I consider to be a good neonatology department, so many breathing tubes have come out in such a short period of time. “It’s very worrying,” he says. told the Sunday Telegraph.
One death was due to insulin poisoning.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if she had another episode or two of insulin poisoning, where doctors didn’t measure her insulin levels after death,” Evans says.
“Without measuring insulin levels, we can’t know if there was any cheating. We’re definitely seeing more cases of insulin poisoning.”
In Levy’s unit, the murders began to pile up after she attended a training course that emphasized the dangers. air embolismAir can enter the blood vessels and cause serious or fatal conditions such as strokes and heart attacks.
“As far as I know, no one had died from an air embolism before she went on that course,” he said.
“After she discovered that method, the death toll really increased.”
Prosecutors are expected to announce on Monday whether Levy, Britain’s worst child killer, will face a new trial over six outstanding attempted murder charges for which a jury could not reach a verdict.