A nurse accused of murdering babies on a neonatal ward wrote notes reading “I am evil” and “I killed them on purpose because I’m not good enough”, a court has heard.
Lucy Letby is charged with murdering seven babies and attempting to murder 10 others at Countess of Chester Hospital in 2015 and 2016.
Her trial at Manchester Crown Court was told the notes were found following a search of her home.
Ms Letby, 32, denies 22 charges.
The court heard the passages were written on post-it notes, and included phrases such as “what allegations have been made and by who? Do they have written evidence to support their comments?”.
The notes also contained “many protestations of innocence,” prosecutor Nick Johnson KC told the jury.
One said: “I haven’t done anything wrong and they have no evidence so why have I had to hide away?”
Other notes read “I am a horrible evil person”, the court heard, and “I killed them on purpose because I’m not good enough”.
In one, in capital letters, Ms Letby wrote…