Defense attorney picks ‘holes’ in the case against Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady
Three week family trip abroad may hold clues to previous injuries
The lawyer defending Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady has pointed to several ‘holes’ in the murder case against her client.
The 34-year-old McCarthy Brady faces homicide charges relating to the death of baby Rehma Sabir in Quincy.
The Cavan woman is currently behind bars after she was charged with the assault and battery of one-year-old Sabir in her parents’ home in Boston.
Police claim Brady violently assaulted the infant sometime on January 14, causing massive brain injuries that led to her death.
Official reports say the girl was so badly beaten that her eyes bled.
Now, in an exclusive interview with the Irish Sun newspaper, lawyer Melinda Thompson has insisted her client is innocent.
Thompson has also picked ‘holes’ in the case against McCarthy Brady and said that Aisling ‘loved’ Rehma.
Thompson told the Irish Sun: “The charges and how this has happened, it is all devastating to Aisling. She is pleading her innocence. I have met her husband and have spoken to some of her siblings and they support her fully.
“They are standing by her and don’t believe she has done anything wrong. They believe she loved that girl and would never do anything to hurt a child.
“Her family are nervous at the moment and are not saying much. They are very worried.”
Thompson also said that ‘serious questions’ must be asked of other parties in the case.
She claimed that the timeline of events put forward by cops does not add up and that police reports shows that numerous other people had access to the child in the hours before her death.
Thompson also revealed that recent trips abroad by the family may have contributed to the baby’s condition and prove that Aisling had minimal access to the child for the past month.
The lawyer added: “There is definitely something wrong with the timeline and the accusations.
“I hope no-one hurt the child and that it was an illness or something. I appreciate that there is medical evidence coming out that will show at some point that she was potentially harmed.
“But the child was on an extended trip to London before Christmas time. Aisling did not go with the family so she did not see the child for a long time.
“She got back from London and the child was sick, not dying but with a baby flu. The doctor said she was malnourished and advised that she not go on the next trip, which they had scheduled.
“I am not questioning the parents but they took her to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. They were away for three weeks. When they came home the extended family started coming in leading up to the birthday party.
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