Thursday, October 9, 2014

Aisling Brady McCarthy; Massachusetts; The Irish nanny's murder trial has been postponed for second time for the same reason as the first: Failure of prosecutors to provided the defence with medical evidence including brain, bone and other medical samples taken from the infant who died on January 16th, 2013 - and written reports from the prosecution's experts relating to the medical samples. Trial date has been postponed until January; The Irish Times.

SUB-HEADING: "Attorneys for Brady McCarthy claim prosecutors have not handed over crucial medical evidence."

PHOTO CAPTION: "Aisling Brady McCarthy has been detained on charges of first degree murder, and assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, since her arrest five days after the death of toddler Rehma Sabir in January last year. written report from ht

GIST: "The date for the murder trial of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy in the US has been postponed until January due to delays in obtaining evidence from prosecutors. It is the second time the Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts has put forward the date for the trial, which was first postponed in March until October 14th for the same reason. Ms Brady McCarthy is accused of killing toddler Rehma Sabir in her family’s apartment near Boston. The Co Cavan woman, who has been in jail since January 2013, has pleaded not guilty. Her defense team said they have not yet received crucial medical evidence that they claim could prove their client’s innocence. Attorneys for the 34-year-old defendant claim prosecutors have failed to turn over brain, bone and other medical samples taken from the Massachusetts infant who died on January 16th, 2013. Prosecutors have also failed to release written reports compiled by their experts pertaining to those medical samples, the defense claims. Both the medical samples and expert reports are needed in order to build a solid defense in the case, Ms Brady McCarthy’s legal team said. “We’re (one week) from trial and we still don’t have all the evidence. We’ve been waiting two years,” attorney Melinda Thompson told the court. Prosecutors contend they have handed over some medical samples requested by the defense but do not yet have written reports from their experts."

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