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Nanny Aisling McCarthy child death charges dropped by Massachusetts prosecutors

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Aisling Brady McCarthy

Aisling Brady McCarthy

The two-and-a-half-year case against an Irish nanny accused of killing a child in her care has been dropped by US prosecutors.

Aisling Brady McCarthy, from Co Cavan, was charged with the murder of Rehma Sabir (1) at the child's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2013, but has always denied any wrongdoing.

Last night, the District Attorney's office announced it had filed an order to drop the charges after medical examiners said they could no longer rule that the manner of death was homicide.

Friends of the nanny's family welcomed the news. "This is unbelievable - she's been in jail for more than two years and really she should not have been there at all," Councillor Val Smith said.

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