Murder charges have been dropped against the Irish nanny suspected of killing an infant in her care after the state’s medical examiner changes its cause of death ruling. Aisling Brady McCarthy, the Irish nanny was charged over two years ago with murdering Rehma Sabir at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At that time the state believed Sabir was a victim of shaken baby syndrome. Yet today, the medical examiner concluded that the boys death was not a homicide.
As a result of the medical examiner’s decision the murder charges against McCathy have been dropped. It is likely that case against McCathy will be dismissed.
Ms. McCarthy was held in jail for over two years while the state pursued a theory that she had shaken the infant in her care. That theory was supported by Dr. Alice Newton then a doctor at Children’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Newton, a regular expert for the prosecution, has had her opinion recently called into question.
Today the Middlesex County District Attorney state the Commonwealth would not be able to meet is burden of proof in the case.
It is unclear what will now happen with McCarthy who at the time of the incident was in the country illegally. Most likely she will be deported to Ireland.