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Be­tween Fe­bru­ary and April 1991, nurse Bev­er­ley Al­litt (be­low), then 22, killed four chil­dren at Gran­tham and Kesteven Hos­pi­tal, Lin­colnshire, by in­sulin or po­tas­sium over­dose, or in­ject­ing an air bub­ble into the blood­stream.

She tried to kill three oth­ers and caused griev­ous bod­ily harm to a fur­ther six. Those who died were Liam Taylor, 7 weeks, Ti­mothy Hardwick, 11, Becky Phillips, 2 months, and Claire Peck, 15 months.

Al­litt got 13 life sen­tences in 1993 and, in 2007, the High Court ruled she must serve a min­i­mum of 30 years.

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