Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Nanny gets child murder trial date

Aisling Brady McCarthy has been charged with murdering a one-year-old girl in the US (Middlesex District Attorney/PA)

A tentative trial date has been set for an Irish nanny charged with murder over the death of a baby in the US.

Aisling Brady McCarthy has pleaded not guilty in the January death of Rehma Sabir.

The girl was taken to hospital on her first birthday with severe head injuries and died two days later.

An April 7, 2014, trial date was set during a hearing in Middlesex Superior Court in Massachusetts. The date is subject to change.

McCarthy's lawyer has said the baby returned home malnourished after travelling overseas with her parents, including to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and London.

Immigration officials say McCarthy is living in the United States illegally after entering in 2002 from Ireland under a tourist programme that allowed a 90-day stay.

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