• Court paperwork details accused nanny's troubled past


    Court documents show the nanny who is facing charges in the death of a 1-year-old girl has been accused of violent behavior in the past.

    Aisling McCarthy Brady has had two restraining orders filed against her, including one filed in March 2012.

    A man named David Furey, who was in a relationship with Brady, filed the first restraining order in Aug. 2005. Furey claims that Brady threatened his female friends and also attacked him in a bar because he was talking to a female friend. He claims Brady hit him with closed fists and repeatedly scraped his face with her fingernails.

    The second restraining order was filed in 2012 by a woman named Olive Scanlon of Dorchester. Scanlon claims Brady accused her of taking an Irish student from her. The woman claims that she began receiving unsolicited phone calls from people looking to set up funeral arrangements for her. She also says Brady posted on a web site claiming that she witnessed Scanlon beating children and claims Brady harassed her in front of the Irish student.

    Aisling McCarthy Brady is facing charges of assault and battery on a child causing substantial bodily injury in the death of a child in her care.

    On Jan. 14, police arrived to the child's home on Ash Street in Cambridge to find the child unconscious. She was taken Children's Hospital in Boston where she was found to be suffering from subdural and retinal hemorrhaging and cerebral swelling. The child was pronounced brain dead and subsequently died two days later.

    Investigators say the child had multiple healing bone fractures and injuries consistent with being thrown.

    The 34-year-old nanny, who is an Irish national, will be turned over to immigration officials after the charges are adjudicated.


    On March 20, 2005 the defendant intimidated a lady friend of mine for speaking with me and told her to keep away from me or she was going to get hurt. My friend Caroline laughed at her and then she threw an empty beer bottle at her missing her face. The bouncers then escorted her from the premises.

    In May 2009 she made a threatening phone call to another female friend saying to stay clear of me as I belonged to her this person has now left the country. In April of this year she slander another girlfriend calling her a home wrecker and saying that she stole her husband and she was going to pay.

    She told me in I think it was April or May of 2009 that I was making her life hell and that she was going to make my life a living hell, and since then every female I talk to gay or straight get abuse from talking.

    On mid-June 2005 the defendant attacked me in a bar room for talking to a lady friend. This time hitting me and scraping me in the face with closed fists and her finger nails repeatedly.

    I'm afraid of the day that it's going to be a beer bottle she hits me with or worse.


    On or about 5th August 2011, the defendant texted me and accused me of taking her student that was arriving from Ireland in a week.
    Sat. 6th Facebook page set up in my name
    Sun. 7th Facebook page taken down
    Monday 8th text msg from Aisling Brady saying sorry about Friday text msg and she tried to call me, but I didn't answer her call.
    Thurs. 29th Sept. there was a posting on a web site called ******* saying she saw me abusing the kids in the playground.
    Monday 17th Oct. 9:20 p.m. a marriage councilor called me to make an appointment.
    Aug. 25th Magazine arrived in my name.
    Sept. 18th she harassed me in front of the Irish student that were leaving to go home.
    Nov. 1st My boss Michael got a harassing phone call about me.
    Nov. 2nd she tried to call me and I didn't answer.
    Thurs. 1st March call from ****** called to make funeral arrangement.
    Monday 5th March ****** called me to make funeral arrangement.

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