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Irish nanny charged with murder in Massachusetts to appear in court

Aisling Brady McCarthy, originally from Cavan, has denied all charges against her.

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IRISH NANNY AISLING Brady McCarthy is to appear before a Massachusetts court today, charged with the first-degree murder of a child in her care.

The 35-year-old, who is originally from Cavan, stands accused of murdering one-year-old Rehma Sabir at the beginning of this year.

Although the full trial will not begin until April, today’s short hearing may determine an exact start date. Discovery issues between Brady McCarthy’s legal team and prosecutors will also be discussed.

Brady McCarthy denies all charges against her.

Police found Rehma Sabir breathing, but unconscious, after being called out to a property on Ash Street in central Boston on 14 January.

The girl was transported to the Children’s Hospital where she was found to be suffering from subdural and retinal haemorrhaging, and cerebral swelling. She was pronounced brain dead on 16 January and subsequently died.

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled that the cause of death was blunt force head injuries, and the manner of death was “homicide and not accidental”.

It is alleged that McCarthy Brady was the only person who had contact with the baby during the period when she sustained the injuries.

Her lawyers say the charges should be dropped because of tainted evidence which is largely inadmissable.

Related: Irish nanny trial ‘tentatively scheduled’ for next year

More: Cavan nanny’s lawyer says evidence is tainted and wants case dropped

Read: Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy charged with first-degree murder

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