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Lawyers say Irish nanny's life has been destroyed

“The way this prosecution was handled was a complete disgrace.”

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THE LAWYER OF Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, who was accused of murdering a one-year-old girl in America, says her client’s life has been ruined.

The charges against McCarthy have now been dropped after the state medical examiner found the child had past medical issues and may have had some type of undiagnosed disorder.

McCarthy was arrested in January 2013, days after the death of 1-year-old Rehma Sabir.

The 37-year-old spent almost two-and-a-half years in jail before being released on bail in May.

McCarthy, who is originally from Cavan, had pleaded not guilty to the charge. Her lawyer Melinda Thompson said:

It was a tragedy that a child died, but, quite frankly, the way this prosecution was handled was a complete disgrace.

“This was an absolute nightmare. It changes a person. She can’t get those years back.”

District Attorney Marian Ryan told RTÉ News yesterday that the criminal case has ended and her office does not anticipate any other charges being brought against the Irish woman or anyone else.

McCarthy had been living illegally in the USA since 2002. Her illegal immigrant status means it’s not clear how she will leave the States but her lawyers are hopeful she will be able to return to Ireland soon.

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