The nanny accused of assaulting a 1-year-old girl in Cambridge in January is facing a first-degree murder charge after a grand jury indicted her in the toddler’s death, prosecutors announced Friday.
Aisling McCarthy Brady, 34, had originally been charged with assault and battery on a child causing substantial bodily injury in connection with the death of Rehma Sabir. But the case rose from the district court to the superior court level on Friday when the Middlesex district attorney’s office announced that indictments were returned against Brady on the murder and assault charges.
Melinda Thompson, Brady’s lawyer, maintained her client’s innocence and said the charges are wrongful and have compounded the tragedy of the toddler’s death.
“My position will never change,” Thompson said. “She is absolutely innocent.”
Thompson said she planned to visit Brady in custody as soon as she could. Thompson criticized prosecutors for announcing the murder charges before informing her and said they have ignored her requests for discovery evidence.
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