Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Aisling Brady McCarthy; Massachusetts: Bulletin: Momentous development: The Irish nanny has been released on bail after more than two years behind bars pending a review of the medical evidence. "A doctor hired by the prosecution has changed his opinion on the timing of bone fractures that the baby sustained in the weeks before her death. Those injuries were now believed to have occurred about five to six weeks before death. The defense contends the baby was not in McCarthy's care at that time so she could not have inflicted the prior injuries." AP.

An Irish nanny charged with killing a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care more than two years ago was released on bail Tuesday while authorities review medical evidence. A Middlesex Superior Court agreed to set bail at $15,000 for Aisling Brady McCarthy, who has been jailed since being charged. She will be confined to home and have to wear a GPS monitor and surrender her passport.
McCarthy's attorney, Melinda Thompson, said her client was emotional on hearing that she would be released. "She just cried," Thompson said. The lawyer added that McCarthy will obey all conditions of her release and would be staying with family while awaiting developments in the case. McCarthy's trial has been postponed indefinitely as the state medical examiner reviews a finding that Rehma Sabir died of traumatic head injuries and that her January 2013 death was a homicide.........The next hearing in the case is set for May 19, and the earliest the trial could begin is July."