Irish nanny blamed in US baby beating due in court
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- An Irish nanny accused of beating a Massachusetts infant who later died is due in court for a probable cause hearing.
Aisling McCarthy Brady has been charged with assault and battery in the beating of Rehma Sabir of Cambridge. The girl was hospitalized with severe head injuries on Jan. 14, her first birthday. She died two days later.
Prosecutors say Brady was the only person with the child when she received her injuries.
Brady's lawyer has said the injuries could have happened at any time.
The 34-year-old Brady, of Quincy, has pleaded not guilty. She is due Friday in Cambridge District Court in Medford for a probable cause hearing.
Immigration officials say Brady was in the country illegally after arriving from Ireland in 2002 under a 90-day tourist visa.