Nanny expected to face murder charge in baby’s death had previous legal troubles
Middlesex District Attorney’s Office
The 34-year-old nanny who is expected to be charged with murder in the death of a baby in her care has had legal troubles before. Aisling McCarthy Brady has faced assault and battery charges and been the subject of two restraining orders, according to court documents.
Brady allegedly assaulted Rehma Sabir, a 1-year-old from Cambridge who died last week. She was arraigned today on charges of assaulting the baby and ordered held on $500,000 cash bail. A prosecutor said she is expected to face a charge of murder once an autopsy is completed.
In 2007, Brady was charged with assault and battery for allegedly attacking her female roommate at the time in Dorchester, though the case was eventually dismissed.
According to a police report, both women had been at a pub earlier in the evening and started arguing when they came home.
The roommate “had a laceration to her right pinky finger which she claimed was a bite received from Brady,” the report said.
The woman also had a bite mark on her right bicep. But police found that Brady had lacerations on her face, a bite mark on her calf, and a bite mark on her hip and thigh, according to the report.
Her roommate was also arrested after the fight.
Two years earlier, a man had filed a restraining order against Brady after she allegedly attacked him in June 2005 “in a bar room for talking to a lady friend, this time hitting and scraping me in the face with closed fists and her finger nails repeatedly,” the man wrote in his complaint.
“I’m afraid of the day that it’s going to be a beer bottle she hits me with, or worse,” he said.
The man said Brady had previously thrown an empty beer bottle at a woman who was talking with him, and made a threatening phone call to another woman “saying to stay clear of me, as I belonged to her ... In April  she slander [sic] another girlfriend calling her a home wrecker and saying that she stole her husband and she was going to pay.”
Brady was the subject of another restraining order last March, when a woman took out a restraining order against her, claiming that she “texted me and accused me of taking her student that was arriving from Ireland in a week,” the complaint states.
The woman also alleged that Brady set up a fake Facebook profile in her name, falsely accused her of abusing children, and harassed her boss, according to the complaint.
During the period in question, a marriage counselor called the woman unsolicited to make an appointment, and multiple people called her to make funeral arrangements that she had not requested, the complaint stated.
Brady, who is Irish, was also in the country illegally, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She overstayed her 90-day authorization to stay in the country after entering in 2002 and never left, said the agency, which plans to deport her once the murder case against her has been resolved.
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