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Background: Irish nanny charged with US baby death

  • Police said they were called to a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they found baby Rehma to be unconscious.
  • She was taken to a children's hospital and was treated for bleeding to her brain and eyes.
  • Rehma was also found to have multiple healing bone fractures.
  • Two days after entering the hospital, Rehma died.
  • The baby's father is from London and her mother is from Karachi, Pakistan, according to The Boston Herald.
  • Brady is reportedly from the Irish town of Lavey, in County Cavan.

Irish nanny accused of causing a 'devastating injury'

This is an extremely troubling case, where we allege the defendant violently assaulted a one-year-old child, causing a devastating head injury and broken bones.

Children are our most vulnerable victims and where, as here, the offender has been entrusted with the care of a child who depends on them, the allegations are all the more egregious.

– Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone


Irish nanny charged over US baby death

An Irish nanny has been charged with "violently" assaulting a baby who later died, US authorities said.

Aisling McCarthy Brady, 34, from Quincy, Massachusetts, had been living illegally in America and is alleged to have been the sole carer for the girl on January 14 - her first birthday - when she suffered injuries "consistent with abusive head trauma", authorities said.

The baby, Rehma Sabir, died two days later in hospital after suffering brain damage.

Brady is currently being held and pleaded not guilty to assault and battery on a child causing substantial bodily injury.

However, further charges are anticipated following the conclusion of the final report by the Chief Medical Examiner, the district attorney's office said on its website.