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Irish nanny is released on bail in baby killing case

By Ed Carty

An Irish nanny awaiting trial in the US for the alleged murder of a baby in her care will be fitted with a GPS tracking device after being granted bail by a court.

Aisling Brady McCarthy, originally from Cavan in the Republic but in the US illegally since 2002, will be placed under house arrest and monitored remotely, a court in Massachusetts confirmed.

She is charged with the murder of one-year-old Rehma Sabir in January 2013 and has been in jail awaiting trial for more than two years.

Her release was announced by Judge Maureen Hogan after a fresh review of medical evidence by the Massachusetts state medical examiner was ordered.

Court records previously revealed that a blood-stained pillow, blanket and baby wipes were found in Rehma's bedroom after emergency services were called to the baby's home on Ash Street, Cambridge.

Brady McCarthy had been employed as a nanny by entrepreneur Sameer Sabir, the baby's father, and his wife Nada Siddiqui, who is originally from Karachi, Pakistan.

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