The post-it note

Is Lucy’s post-it note a confession? Whether you will see it as a confession or a cry of innocent anguish depends on whether *you* have a heart and a brain. If you read it carefully, you will see that Lucy does not say that she killed those babies. She says that *they said* she killed those babies. Yes, she does say she is evil. She thinks she is clearly a bad nurse who apparently couldn’t save those babies, despite her (possibly too energetic, and certainly not well supervised) attempts. More seriously, she had had an affair with an older married man, a doctor, who later dumped her and betrayed her. She spoke out about doctors’ mistakes and about the catastrophic hygienic circumstances in which she and her colleagues had to work. For two years, doctors had tried to have her taken off that ward, because she pissed them off. Her colleague nurses loved her for her forthrightness and lovely character. She is so sorry for the suffering she caused her parents and step-brothers. She is considering suicide. She has PTSD.

This deciphering of the note was created by https://x.com/chrisjclarkesq?s=21&t=1S47Jut6K2dqjKzr1sc-4A , known as Mycroft on ‘X’, that is the ‘X’ formerly known as Twitter.

6 thoughts on “The post-it note”

  1. I think Lucy Letby’s notes illustrate her extreme anguish, fear , isolation and desolation particularly following her interview with “Management” when she was transferred to clerical work. She was told that her name had been linked with another regarding a raised mortality rate in her Unit. It is my assumption that she left the interview feeling responsible for events on the ward; she might have been told that she” was not good enough ” to care for the more than usually vulnerable infants. Certainly I am aware of social media conversations that took place between her and a doctor friend who defended her ability and asked to be informed if anyone said that she “was not good enough”. He added that he would be happy to leave his children with her – words to that effect.
    Obviously her subsequent interview with the Police could only increase her sense of despair and fear.

    I often scribble notes of issues that I want to revisit at another time. Despite my best intentions and efforts, they are rarely tidy and sometimes only a single word or phrase is needed as a reminder. I think that it is a way of “parking” a problem until there is a suitable time to examine it. I only throw my notes away when I have dealt with the issues. I think that Lucy L., was doing something along these lines.

    I saw a few brief scenes of her ( artists impressions) in court and she appeared to be very distressed indeed. I also thought ( from the drawings)that others had noticed and were, perhaps, concerned about her . I think that apart from total bewilderment she was feeling absolutely desperate.

  2. Whilst LL denies there was any affair between her and the doctor, and there is no evidence of such a thing taking place, I think it’s fair to take her at her word here. I’m not sure I would state this as a fact.

    Not that even if it were true this constitutes any evidence of her guilt. It’s just gossip being used in the absence of any actual evidence.

    1. OK, I should not state it as a fact. It’s a speculation. The fact that the prosecution relies on such a mass of inconequential details is a strong indication that they are just trying to overwhelm the jury with quantity, but it really a huge quantity of nothing. The whole case is just gossip together with cover-up of hospital and doctors’ failings.

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