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Irish nanny trial: No bail reduction for nanny in death of Massachusetts baby

The Irish nanny trial took an interesting turn on Feb. 21, 2014, as Aisling Brady McCarthy was denied a reduction in bail by a judge, according to the Associated Press. McCarthy has been charged with murder in the death of one-year-old Rehma Sabir in Jan. 2013.

The Irish nanny trial has brought about no bail.
Elise Amendola

It has been decided that the Irish nanny trial will see McCarthy remain in custody as she awaits her trial to begin.

Judge S. Jane Haggerty said there has been no "sufficient change" in new evidence for the case and nothing more to show that Rehma Sabir did not suffer her injuries while in the care of McCarthy. Sabir suffered spine fractures that eventually led to her death.

Sabir was taken to the hospital on her first birthday with severe head injuries and died two days later.

McCarthy's bail is currently set at $500,000. Attorneys were looking to reduce it to $5,000.

Part of the judge's ruling comes from the fact that she said there had been "missteps" by the prosecution in the case. These missteps led to delays in medical evidence being made available to the defense, but those issues did not merit a bail reduction.

There are going to be a list of 90 potential witnesses in the trial and that includes 35 doctors.

McCarthy's attorneys have said that she is determined to stay in the United States and looks to clear her name in the Irish nanny trial. Attorneys have said that she will sign documents promising to stay in the country and even wear an electronic monitor.

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