Irish nanny charged in MA baby's death seeks bail

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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)
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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 lawyer for an Irish nanny charged with murder in the death of a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl cites medical reports on the child's old bone fractures to argue that she should be released on bail while awaiting trial.

Aisling (ASH'-ling) Brady McCarthy is charged in last year's death of Rehma Sabir (REM'-uh suh-BEHR'), of Cambridge, who suffered severe head injuries on her first birthday.

McCarthy's lawyer argued Friday that two medical experts have concluded the baby suffered bone fractures weeks before her death when she was not in McCarthy's care.

The judge did not immediately rule.

Prosecutors opposed the bail request. They said if she is released, she will be turned over to immigration officials and would be immediately deported, with no assurance that she could be brought back to face trial.

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