NAME: Beverley Allitt
SPAN OF KILLINGS: February - April 1991
NUMBER OF VICTIMS: 4
SENTENCE: Sentenced to 13 concurrent terms of life imprisonment
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/10/1968
CURRENT STATUS: Life in prison
MORE INFO: Beverley Allitt, a nurse suffering from the mental illness Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (a caretaker of a child, makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it look like a child is sick), was given 13 life sentences in 1993 after being convicted of murdering four children and attacking nine others. The crimes were committed over a period of 59 days between February and April 1991 in the children's ward at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital, where Allitt was employed as a State Enrolled Nurse. She administered large doses of insulin to at least two victims and a large air bubble was found in the body of another.
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