(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Charges could be upgraded to murder for a nanny accused of beating a baby who was left in her care.
Aisling McCarthy Brady is being held on $500,000 bail. She is accused of causing head injuries to Rehma Sabir, of Cambridge, who was pronounced brain dead and later died.
Prosecutors say Brady is an illegal immigrant from Ireland. She was the only one with baby Rehma at the family's apartment when she allegedly sustained serious head injuries earlier this month.
The prosecutor says Brady put the baby to bed for a nap in the afternoon and then called 911 a few hours later after the baby woke up. The prosecutor said Brady was the only one to have contact with the child at the time of the injury.
According to Brady's attorney, the 34-year-old from Quincy had worked as a nanny for 13 years and had been working with Rehma Sabir's family for six months.
Brady's attorney said Rehma could have been injured while traveling overseas during the holidays with her family.
Brady kept profiles on nanny finder websites, including sittercity.com, and care.com. These profiles have since been removed.
Federal authorities say Brady is in the U.S. illegally, coming over from Ireland in 2002 on a visa waiver and staying after it expired.
Brady also has a documented history of violence. FOX 25 found two people that have taken out restraining orders against Brady in the past, one from a boyfriend claiming he was physically attacked and another from a woman just last year saying Brady went online and accused her of abusing her kids.
Brady is scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial hearing on February 22.
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