Couple who hired Irish nanny awarded $4M over baby’s death

The parents' lawyer is Democratic former state Attorney General Martha Coakley

Aisling Brady McCarthy
FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, Aisling Brady McCarthy leaves court proceedings at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Mass. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that the murder charge against the Irish nanny had been dropped because the medical examiner issued an amended ruling changing the manner of death to "undetermined." McCarthy had been charged with murder in the death of Rehma Sabir in Cambridge, Mass., in 2013. Her lawyers had challenged the medical examiner's earlier findings that the girl died of complications of blunt-force head injuries. (Keith Bedford//The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Boston couple who say their Irish nanny killed their 1-year-old daughter have been awarded $4 million in damages in their wrongful-death lawsuit against her.

The Boston Globe reports a judge awarded the damages Thursday to Sameer Sabir and Nada Siddiqui, whose daughter died in their Harvard Square apartment in 2013.

A murder charge against nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was dropped last year after a medical examiner revised the original homicide ruling and said baby Rehma Sabir’s manner of death was “undetermined.”

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McCarthy was deported to Ireland afterward. Her lawyer called the prosecution a “disgrace.”

The parents’ lawyer is Democratic former state Attorney General Martha Coakley. She says McCarthy doesn’t have $4 million but the parents want to prevent her from profiting from a movie or book deal.


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