#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 12°C Monday 14 June 2021
Advertisement

Irish nanny bail request denied by US judge

Brady has been charged with the murder of one-year-old Rehma Sabir who died of blunt force head injuries.

imageAisling Brady McCarthy arriving in court earlier today (Image: Elise Amendola/AP/PA).

IRISH NANNY AISLING Brady McCarthy, who is accused of murdering a one-year-old child in her care, had her bail request denied today by a Massachusetts judge.

The 35-year-old, who is originally from Cavan, has been charged with Rehma Sabir’s murder after the child died from blunt force head injuries. Today, her legal team was seeking to have her bail reduced.

Brady’s lawyer, Melinda Thompson, said doctors for the prosecution have discovered that the baby had broken bones at least three weeks before she died, while in her mother’s care, NECN reported. Thompson, has previously said prosecutors “knowingly presented false and deceptive evidence to the grand jury in order to obtain an indictment”.

image

(Elise Amendola/AP/PA)

Though the judge denied the request today, she said she will take it under consideration again because of communication problems between the defence and prosecution.

The prosecution has also been ordered to turn over all critical medical records to Brady’s team. Another hearing is scheduled for 28 February.

Related: Irish nanny charged with murder in Massachusetts to appear in court>

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

Read next:

COMMENTS