Friday, October 17, 2014

Aisling McCarthy Brady: (Massachusetts) Irish publication questions whether the Irish Nanny charged in the death of a one-year-old toddler can ever get a fair trial - in light of the failure of the prosecutors to comply with the judge's order to promptly hand over "crucial medical evidence" to the defence. (Eight months later that evidence has yet to be provided and the trial has had to be yet again postponed);

STORY: "Fears are growing Irish Nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady suspected in the death of a one-year-old toddler will never get a fair trial," by reporter Catherine Fegan,   published by Evoke on October 16, 2014.

GIST: "Serious questions have been raised as to whether Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady,  suspected in the death of a one-year-old toddler can receive a fair trial. Despite having already spent 18 months behind bars, it will be at least another four months before Ms McCarthy Brady is given the chance to present her case at trial. Only last week, with the trial due to start days later, the case was yet again postponed — this time until early 2015.........The major hold-up in the case is the presentation of what the defence calls ‘crucial medical evidence’. As far back as February of this year, Judge Jane S Haggerty ordered State prosecutors to promptly hand over this evidence to Ms McCarthy Brady’s lawyers or she warned that she would ‘seriously reconsider’ her decision to deny bail. Yet eight months later, Ms McCarthy Brady still languishes in the notorious Framingham prison and the defence still hasn’t received the requested files.  In the meantime the US press, not bound by any rules relating to a fair trial, have been effectively conducting the case themselves, with one newspaper even branding the accused ‘a brawling, beer bottle-tossing Irish illegal alien with a history of run-ins with the law’......Now the defence lawyer  of British au pair Louise Woodward, who was convicted of the manslaughter of  eight-month-old Matthew Eappen in 1997, has raised serious doubts about the case against the Irish nanny. Elaine Sharp, the lawyer who defended Woodward during her trial, told Evoke;  ‘This case is full of holes as far as I can see,’ she said. ‘There were other people who had access and Aisling McCarthy Brady could not have had access 24/7. ‘But the DA has jumped here and I think the authorities in Ireland should be very concerned about whether or not this woman will get a fair trial."


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