A NURSE has appeared court charged with murdering seven babies and attempting to kill ten others.
Lucy Letby, 32, was arrested after a three-year probe into the deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital's neonatal unit.
She appeared at Manchester Crown Court today ahead of her trial started.
Letby is accused of murdering five boys and two girls between June 2015 and June 2016.
She is also charged with the attempted murder of another five boys and five girls.
The nurse denies all 17 charges against her.
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Letby wore a dark suit in the dock as her parents, John, 76, and Susan, 62, watched proceedings.
The families of the babies were also in attendance as unreportable legal issues were aired.
A court order prohibits identifying the surviving and deceased children and prohibits identifying parents or witnesses connected with the babies.
Letby was remanded in custody ahead of a further hearing on Thursday where more legal arguments will take place.
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