The conviction of baby killing British nurse Lucy Letby might be “the greatest miscarriage of justice” in the United Kingdom, one woman claims.
Sarrita Adams, a California-based scientific consultant for biotech startups with no apparent ties to Letby, is trying to raise money for Letby’s appeal after the murderous nurse was convicted earlier this month and sentenced to multiple life terms in the deaths of seven infants.
Adams is among those who think there were holes in the evidence against Letby, or issues with how it was presented in court, the Telegraph reported.
Statistician Richard Gill, 72, describes Letby’s case as “a trial which would never have taken place if anybody had talked to a statistician.”
Letby, 33, is believed to have tried to kill six additional victims, making her one of the worst child serial killers in modern UK history.
“The data is very selective,” Gill claimed. “[It] only looked at events that happened when Lucy Letby was on duty.”
Gill argues that without a broader picture, it’s mathematically impossible to draw a conclusion from the data about who was on duty when the babies died.
“How can you find out if the deaths that happened when Lucy was there are different from the deaths that happened when she wasn’t there?” he asks. “There were more deaths that happened when she wasn’t there. […] What you should do is compare the rates of deaths.”