Irish nanny on assault charge


A 34-year-old Irish nanny living near Boston has been accused of fatally injuring a baby in her care on the infant’s first birthday.

Aisling McCarthy Brady, originally from Co Cavan but understood to have been living in the US for more than 10 years, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Cambridge District Court in Massachusetts to a charge of assault and battery. She was released on $500,000 (€376,000) bail.

The charge is expected to be upgraded to murder when the state medical examiner’s office completes its autopsy, assistant district attorney for Middlesex County Katherine Folger told the court.

Prosecutors say police in Cambridge arrived at a house on January 14th to find an infant who was breathing but unconscious.

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