Nanny ordered held without bail in baby death case

Aisling Brady McCarthy is accused in death of Rehma Sabir

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 file photo, Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, right, who is charged with murder and assault and battery on a child in the death of Rehma Sabir, sits with her attorney Melinda Thompson, during a hearing to request charges be dropped, in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Mass. In court last week, McCarthy’s lawyers said two medical experts have concluded that the girl suffered bone fractures three to four weeks before her death when she was not in McCarthy’s care. Prosecutors say they will respond to the defense claims regarding the baby’s earlier injuries during a hearing Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Wendy Maeda, Pool, File)

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a nanny charged with murder in the death of a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care, saying she would be detained by federal immigration officials if released and possibly deported to her native Ireland.

The Middlesex Superior Court judge on Wednesday also scheduled a Jan. 20 trial date for Aisling Brady McCarthy.

McCarthy is charged in the January 2013 death of Rehma Sabir. McCarthy was taking care of the baby in the family’s Cambridge home. She has pleaded not guilty.

The Boston Globe eports that McCarthy’s lawyers say she has no desire to leave the U.S. and is willing to surrender her passport and be subject to GPS monitoring. McCarthy allegedly has overstayed her visa and is subject to deportation.

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