A NURSE interrupted a heartbroken mum and dad as they tried to comfort their dying baby boy, telling them “you’ve said your goodbyes”, the Lucy Letby trial heard.
In a statement the dad of Baby C, whose brain had been starved of oxygen, said: “This comment shocked us."
The father recalled how they held their baby boy as his life ebbed away, saying: “There was nothing more that could be done for him.
“We just wanted to cuddle him and make him pain-free.
“We didn’t want to leave him while he was still alive”.
A nurse he thought may have been Letby, 32, came in with a ventilated basket.
She told the couple: “You’ve said your goodbyes.
"Do you want me to put him in here?”
The father said: “This comment shocked us.
"My wife said ‘He’s not dead yet’.
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He added that the nurse, who he thought may have been Letby, “backed off and tried to defuse the situation but I couldn’t believe she’d said that”.
The tot’s mum said the 2015 death four days after his birth at the Countess of Chester Hospital was “very unexpected”.
Letby, 32, of Hereford, denies murdering seven babies and attempting to kill a further ten.
The Manchester crown court trial continues.
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