A bloody pillow was found in the crib of the 1-year-old baby who was found dead. Rehma Sabir was found dead in her home in Cambridge, Mass. and her nanny, Aisling McCarthy Brady, has been charged with assault. On Jan. 23, The Boston Globe reported that two days before the child's death, a neighbor heard "extreme crying" and when she knocked on the door, there was no answer.
"Authorities allege that Brady violently assaulted the infant sometime Jan. 14, causing massive brain injuries. Doctors at Children’s Hospital Boston also discovered that the girl had fractures to her left ulna, or elbow bone; her left tibia, or her shin bone; and left fibula, another leg bone, that were between two weeks and two months old. The child also had compression fractures to her vertebrae in multiple locations," The Boston Globe reports.
The bloody pillow that was found in Rehma's crib wasn't the only piece of evidence that could have her nanny in deep trouble. Blood-stained baby wipes and a bloody blanket were also found in the baby's room. Brady has plead "not guilty" and her attorney claims that Brady "played no role" in Rehma's death.
Brady's account of what happened suggests that there was something wrong with the baby. Rehma was acting "cranky" and wasn't interested in eating much. When she slumped over in her high chair, Brady put her in her crib. She says that when she went to check on her, she was seizing. Brady called Rehma's dad and then called 911. She has since been arrested and is being held on $500,000 bail.
The bloody pillow found in Rehma's crib is just one piece of evidence in this unfolding case.
© Effie Orfanides 2013