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Irish nanny bail request under review by judge

Defense lawyer says new medical report casts doubt on whether Aisling Brady McCarthy is guilty of 1-year-old's slaying.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   Feb. 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM   |   Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A Middlesex (Mass). Superior Court judge is considering a request for a $5,000 bail for Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, who is accused of killing a 1-year-old girl.

McCarthy's lawyer Melinda Thompson requested the bail because a medical report has changed the circumstances of the case since the woman was first jailed and casts doubt on whether she's guilty.

A recent medical report showed that the child sustained bone fractures three to four weeks before her death when she wasn't in the care of McCarthy, MassLive.com reported.

Prosecutors said McCarthy shouldn't be released from jail because she would be deported if released on bail.

Judge S. Jane Haggert set a trial status hearing for Feb. 21.

[MassLive.com]

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