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Defense attorney Melinda Thompson addresses Judge Michele Hogan. Inset Aisling McCarthy Brady. Photo by: Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady set to appear in court in Boston for assault of baby

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Defense attorney Melinda Thompson addresses Judge Michele Hogan. Inset Aisling McCarthy Brady. Photo by: Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Irish nanny Aisling McBrady is set to appear in the Cambridge District Court, in Medford, Massachusetts, to face a probable cause hearing. The County Cavan native is accused of the assault of one-year-old Rehma Sabir, of Cambridge, MA.

The 34-year-old nanny, who had been living in the United States without a visa, will appear in court on Friday, March 22nd, the AP reports.

McCarthy Brady has been charged with the assault and battery of the one-year-old baby in her care. Baby Sabir was hospitalized on January 14 and died in hospital two days later on her first birthday.

At the end of February McCarthy Brady appeared in court. Her lawyer Melinda Thompson said, “She’s upset…She’s devastated because she didn’t do this."

Thompson was granted the motion to preserve evidence, including travel itinerary and journals from the Sabir family.

Baby Sabir presented with serious head trauma and bleeding behind the eyes at the Boston Children’s Hospital on January 14.

However following a more thorough examination doctors also found the baby had several other broken bones and healing injuries which were between two weeks and two months old.

Judge Severlin B Singleton III granted Thompson’s motion to preserve evidence including McCarthy Brady’s own daily journals about Rehma Sabir, the child’s travel itinerary, and the Sabir family laptop computer and all documents, emails, internet searches and the hard drive of the computer for the period since January 18th, 2012.

Also preserved as evidence are McCarthy Brady’s cell phone (seized at her arrest on January 16th), including records of calls, texts, voicemails and other data.

Baby Sabir’s medical records since her birth, travel records, any communications between the state authorities and the investigating agencies involved in the case, and the medical staff at Children’s Hospital in Boston will all be examined as evidence in the case.

McCarthy Brady’s lawyer maintains the child’s injuries could have happened at some time prior to January 14th. The Irish nanny could be charged with murder following the release of the results of the autopsy.

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