BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has joined the legal team pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 1-year-old Boston girl who claim their Irish nanny killed their daughter.
The Boston Globe reports the civil lawsuit was filed in Middlesex Superior Court in February, five months after charges against Aisling Brady McCarthy were dropped following a cause of death reversal by the medical examiner.
The lawsuit claims McCarthy killed Rehma Sabir in her family’s Harvard Square apartment in 2013.
Coakley says she joined the case because she understands the motivations of Sabir’s parents, who feel the criminal justice system failed them.
This is the first child abuse case taken on by Coakley since she went into private practice.
McCarthy couldn’t be reached for comment.
Information from: The Boston Globe
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.