When nurse Lucy Letby was sentenced last year to life imprisonment for the murder of seven babies in her care, the British national press labelled her variously a “monster”, “evil”, and guilty of “a crime of unimaginable horror”. Now, after another conviction last week, the media perspective is beginning to shift.

Today, the Guardian and the Telegraph have both run published articles questioning the verdict, consulting experts to raise concerns about a lack of forensic evidence and discrepancies in witness testimonies.

Doubt was cast over the Letby case in May, when the New Yorker published a 13,000-word piece challenging the verdict (the article remains unavailable to readers in the UK for legal reasons). Later that month, Conservative MP David Davis used Parliamentary privilege to address the essay and the case in the Commons.

Neither the Guardian nor the Telegraph articles from today argue that Letby is innocent of the charges, though each quotes experts who call the statistical and witness evidence “seriously flawed”. As with Adnan Syed in America, will Letby become a true-crime cause célèbre?