AN Irish nanny accused of murdering a toddler in Boston will be ready to face trial in April, her lawyers have told a US Court.
Aisling McCarthy Brady wasn't in Middlesex Superior Court in the Boston suburb of Woburn for a brief update hearing.
Defence lawyer, Melinda Thompson told the court that her legal team were still awaiting medical and radiology reports from the District Attorney on the existence of bone fractures but 'intend to be ready for trial.'
Assistant District Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald agreed during the five minute hearing that he was 'hopeful' the murder trial would proceed as scheduled in April.
Judge S Jane Haggerty urged both sides to 'just exchange what you need to exchange' so the trial would remain 'on track'.
The 35 year old who is originally from Lavey in Co. Cavan denies murdering Rehma Sabir.
One year old baby Sabir was rushed to hospital unresponsive on January 14th and died two days later.
The little girl had been celebrating her first birthday in the care of the Cavan nanny after her parents went to work that morning. Rehma's grandparents raised the alarm when they were unable to wake the one year old that afternoon.
A postmortem revealed that the toddler had suffered brutal injuries including blunt force trauma to the head and had bruising on the buttocks.
Prosecutors claim that the Irish nanny was the only person with access to the little girl at the time she suffered the injuries.
Lawyers for the 35 year old say Rehma was malnourished after travelling extensively with her family including trips to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and London and details of fractures suffered by the tot between 'two weeks and two months' before her death are central to the prosecutions case even though the 35 year old had no access to the little girl during that time.
Last month lawyers for the Cavan nanny asked the Massachusetts Court to dismiss the case against her maintaining its so weak that it does not meet the low legal threshold of probable cause.
It's the defences claim that "90 percent of the evidence was admissible" and prosecutors acted unethically in the way they presented evidence to the grand jury to secure an indictment.
Ms Thompson also claimed last month that the toddler's mother Nada Siddiqui had failed to tell the the grand jury that Rehma had fallen off a bed in Pakistan while travelling two months before her death.
Judge S Jane Haggerty yesterday said she was still considering the motion to dismiss and continued the case until next month.
Ms McCarthy Brady has been behind bars in the US since January and bail remains set at $500,000.