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Parents of dead baby to sue Irish nanny for 'wrongful death'

Aisling Brady McCarthy spent 27 months in prison.

Murder charges against Aisling Brady McCarthy were dropped.
Murder charges against Aisling Brady McCarthy were dropped.
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THE PARENTS OF the child who died while in the care of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy are to sue the Cavan woman.

McCarthy spent 27 months in prison after being charged with the murder of one-year-old baby Rehma Sabir in 2013 before the charges were dropped last year.

The parents, however, have now confirmed to The Boston Globe that they have filed a wrongful death suit against McCarthy.

The couple, Sameer Sabir and Nada Siddiqui, told the paper that they have filed the suit to “prevent Aisling McCarthy from profiting from our daughter’s death”.

McCarthy has also previously stated that she plans to take legal action action against authorities in Massachusetts over her over two-year detention.

Last August, the State Medical Examiner reversed its ruling on how the child died and McCarthy was subsequently freed. A review by the examiner raised the possibility that the child had some type of disorder that was not able to be completely diagnosed prior to her death.

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The baby died two days after being rushed to hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts in January 2013.

Speaking for the first time since that, the family have said that a lawsuit was the only way they could prevent McCarthy from profiting from what happened.

“We lost our beautiful little girl in very difficult circumstances, and feel compelled to bring this suit to protect her memory.”

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