Disgusting nanny accused of violently beating 1-year-old baby to death
Aisling McCarthy Brady, a 34-year-old nanny from Quincy, Massachusetts is being accused of violently beating to death a 1-year-old girl in her care. Brady was charged with assault on a child causing substantial bodily injury. The little girl she was caring for, Rehma Sabir, was rushed to Boston Children's Hospital with a fatal head injury and broken bones--and horrifyingly enough, actually caused bleeding from her eyes and brain.
Brady plead not guilty as her lawyer defended her by stating that she has never been in trouble before in the 13 years she has been a nanny. But shockingly, her former criminal records say otherwise…
When parents put their children in a nanny's hands they expect that they will be getting high quality care. To receive news that your child is dead and it possibly being the caretakers fault is utterly heartbreaking.
According to the Boston Herald, police had received a call from the girl's home where they found little Rehma bleeding from the eyes and unconscious. Once at the hospital, doctors found that she had retinal hemorrhaging and cerebral swelling, along with older fractures. Sadly, the little 1-year-old baby died two days later after being admitted to the hospital.
The degree of injury caused to the child was so bad that CBS reports that the prosecutor of the case says that the charges may be increased to homicide after they receive a final report from the medical examiner's office. Meanwhile, Brady's lawyer says her client is innocent and that the child traveled a lot and could have experienced the injuries while in a foreign location.
Suspiciously, though, Brady, who arrived in the United States from Ireland in 2002, was given permission by immigration to only stay for 90 days--clearly overstaying her visit. Brady also had a criminal record and restraining orders after attacking a former boyfriend in 2005, assaulting a roommate in 2007, and for abusing children in a park.
The even scarier instance in this case is that Brady was listed on babysitting sites such as Sittercity.com and Care.com showcasing her decade's worth of experience and love for children.
It's sad that this family trusted their poor little girl to this accused killer's care, and she ended up dead. It's always a risk to leave a child in the care of a stranger, and sadly for Rehma's parents, every parent's worst nightmare became a reality. Sites such as the one Brady was a part of should do a better job with background checks on their sitters to avoid another instance like this one. I hope Rehma's parents get justice for her death and that police handle this sensitive case very carefully when prosecuting Brady.
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