A trial date has been set for a nanny accused of fatally beating a 1-year-old in her care in January.
Aisling McCarthy Brady, an Irish native who was living in the country illegally, is slated to be tried on first-degree murder charges on April 7, 2014, though the date could change.
Prosecutors say 1-year-old Rehma Sabir was in Brady’s sole care when she sustained blunt force injuries that were consistent with violent shaking. Brady’s lawyer has maintained her innocence, and said Brady has been wrongly accused.
Brady did not appear at Thursday’s scheduling hearing. Last month, she appeared distraught as she pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Her next court date is scheduled for August.
Brady, 34, has been in jail since January, when she was charged with assaulting Rehma in the child’s Cambridge home. Rehma died two days later, on Jan. 16.
In April, a grand jury indicted Brady on murder charges after the medical examiner’s office ruled the child’s death a homicide. Peter Schworm can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @globepete.