• Trial date set for Irish nanny in baby's death


    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A tentative trial date has been set for an Irish nanny charged with murder in the death of a Cambridge baby.

    Aisling Brady McCarthy has pleaded not guilty in the January death of Rehma Sabir. The girl was hospitalized on her first birthday with severe head injuries and died two days later.

    A trial date of April 7, 2014, was set during a pretrial hearing Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court. The date of the trial is subject to change.

    McCarthy's lawyer has said the baby returned home malnourished after traveling overseas with her parents, including to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and London.

    Immigration officials have said McCarthy is living in the United States illegally after entering in 2002 from Ireland under a tourist program that allowed a 90-day stay.

    Another hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

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