Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Aisling Brady McCarthy: Massachusetts; Irish nanny shaken baby case. Defence seeks bail and contemplates a motion to dismiss the charges - and makes reference to charges recently throw out in the recent Geoffrey Wilson shaken baby case after it was discovered that a congenital condition — and not shaken baby syndrome — was the reason for the infant's death.

COUNTDOWN: 9 days to Wrongful Conviction Day: (Thursday October 2, 2014); Participant's quote:  "When the wrong person is sent to prison, not only are they and their family sent, but society is at risk from the real perpetrator being left free to strike again, as happened in my case. Jeff Deskovic, The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice."

STORY: "Irish Nanny's lawyers seek bail hearing,"  by reporter Bob McGovern published by the Boston Herald on September 19, 2014.

GIST: "Defense attorneys in the controversial Irish nanny shaken-baby case yesterday threatened to make a motion to dismiss the charges and also asked for a bail hearing, saying Middlesex prosecutors haven’t provided a lengthy list of evidence that they’ve been requesting. “Something is going on, Judge, and that’s why we’re filing motions in this case,” said David Meier, lawyer for Aisling Brady McCarthy, during a testy hearing at Middlesex Superior Court. “Other lawyers would stand up here and say worse.” McCarthy is awaiting trial for first-degree murder charges in the death of 1-year-old Rehma Sabir, who was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital in January 2013 and died two days later..........He also made a fleeting reference to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s decision Thursday to throw out charges in a different shaken-baby case. Geoffrey Wilson, accused of killing his 6-month-old son, Nathan, in 2010, was released from charges after it was discovered that a congenital condition — and not shaken-baby syndrome — was the reason for Nathan’s death. Another evidentiary hearing in McCarthy’s case is scheduled for Oct. 2. The trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 14."

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