Woburn: Irish nanny, living in Quincy, being arraigned in Mass. baby death

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) – An Irish nanny charged with killing a Massachusetts baby in her care is being arraigned on a murder charge.

Thirty-four-year-old Aisling Brady McCarthy, who had been living in Quincy for more than a decade, is to appear at Thursday morning’s session at Middlesex Superior Court on charges of murder and assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.

Prosecutors say McCarthy “violently” injured baby Rehma Sabir. The baby was hospitalized with severe head injuries in January on her first birthday and died two days later. Her family lives in Cambridge, just outside Boston.

McCarthy pleaded not guilty earlier to assault and battery on a child. She was jailed on $500,000 bail while authorities awaited the baby’s autopsy results. The charge against her was upgraded last week.

McCarthy’s lawyer had protested the high bail and said she was “an innocent person sitting in jail.”

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