This undated booking photograph provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's office shows Aisling McCarthy Brady. Brady, a nanny, was charged with assault and battery of a one-year-old girl who subsequently died. Brady was arraigned Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 at Cambridge, Mass. District Court. Brady, who lives in Quincy, Mass. arrived from Ireland in 2002 on a tourist visa, plead not guilty. (AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney's office)

This undated booking photograph provided by the Middlesex District Attorney’s office shows Aisling McCarthy Brady. Brady, a nanny, was charged with assault and battery of a one-year-old girl who subsequently died. Brady was arraigned Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 at Cambridge, Mass. District Court. Brady, who lives in Quincy, Mass. arrived from Ireland in 2002 on a tourist visa, plead not guilty. (AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney’s office)

Irish Nanny held over Baby’s Death

Aisling McCarthy Brady, an Irish nanny is currently being held in a Massachusetts jail after being charged with assault for her role in the death of a one year old baby in her care.

According to the Sun Times, although Mccarthy Brady has so far been charged with assault the charge could be upgraded to murder once the results of an autopsy on Rehma Sabir are published; the nanny pleaded not guilty to the assault charge and claims to have played no role in the infant’s death.

Prosecutor Katharine Folger alleges that the baby’s nanny, 34-year-old Aisling McCarthy Brady, caused the child’s fatal injuries.

“It is very clear that the only person who had contact with this child at the time these injuries were inflicted was the defendant,” Folger said at Brady’s arraignment. “The diagnosis for the injuries is abusive head trauma that would be consistent with the very violent shaking of a child or shaking and impact.”

Rehma Sabir was first taken to hospital with head injuries on her first birthday January 14th 2013 and died in hospital just two days later.

Dr. Alice Newton, medical director of the hospital’s Child Protection Team, diagnosed Rehma as a victim of abusive head trauma, according to the court documents.

“Abusive head trauma includes injuries caused by violent shaking as well as impact to the head either by directly striking the head or causing the head to strike another object or surface,” the documents said.

Massachusetts police claim to have discovered blood stained wipes hidden with used diapers and blood stains on the baby’s pillow and blanket. Aisling McCarthy Brady is being held close to the city of Boston on a $500,000 bond as officials wait to bring more charges.

In 2012, a New York nanny was charged with murder, nine days after a brother and sister were found fatally stabbed in a bathtub in their family’s Manhattan apartment, police said.

Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder in each of the October 25 stabbing deaths, New York police spokesman Paul Browne said.

The late children’s father is Kevin Krim, a senior vice president for CNBC Digital and former Yahoo executive.

Sources:

Police: Bloody pillow found in Mass. tot’s crib
http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/17756132-418/police-bloody-pillow-found-in-mass-tots-crib.html

Massachusetts police find blood-stained pillow in dead baby’s crib
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/23/mass-police-blood-stained-pillow-found-in-dead-baby-crib-nanny-charged-with/

Police: Blood-Stained Pillow Found In Baby’s Crib
http://www.wbur.org/2013/01/23/cambridge-nanny-bloody-pillow

New York nanny charged with murder in stabbing deaths of two children
New York nanny charged with murder in stabbing deaths of two children