Over 500 supporters of accused Irish nanny sign up for Facebook page to proclaim her innocence
Family priest says 'there’s no foundations' yet to accusations against Aisling McCarthy Brady
McCarthy Brady has been charged with the assault and battery of one-year-old Rehma Sabir. Authorities expect that she will be charged with murder following the results from the baby’s autopsy, reports the Associated Press.
No one was available to comment at McCarthy Brady’s residence, however Boston-based Interfaith Social Services in Executive Director Rick Doane spoke to the AP about the defendant. He said the accused was a pleasant person, who helped stock shelves and hand out food in the past, for about two years.
On Tuesday the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded on $500,000 bail.
The baby was admitted to hospital on January 14, her first birthday, and died two days later. McCarthy Brady was arrested at her Quincy, MA, home on January 16 after police discovered traces of blood on baby wipes and in the child’s crib.
In court the prosecution also brought to light McCarthy Brady’s prior charges of assault and a restraining order, brought against her by an ex boyfriend.
The prosecutions also brought to light prior injuries suffered by baby Sabir, detected by doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital last week. They reported that the child had previous serious injuries including a broken arm, leg and compression fractures on her back.
McCarthy Brady has worked as a nanny for 13 years. Since 2002 she has been living in the United States illegally, having overstayed her 90-day holiday visa, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for ICE, told the AP that McCarthy Brady will be handed over to the immigrations authorities once the case is adjudicated.
Last September McCarthy Brady married Irish national Don McCarthy (38).
Before moving to the United States, McCarthy Brady, now 34, attended a Catholic girls’ school and studied travel and tourism at a local college.
McCarthy Brady comes from a large family of nine children. Her father, Aidan, died several years ago, as did her brother, Aidan Jr. Her mother Margaret still lives in Lavey, County Cavan, and attends St. Dympna’s Church.
The accused has worked for Pakistani entrepreneur Sameer Sabir, and his wife Saddique, for six months. The couple moved to the United States from London, UK.
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