An Irish nanny accused of murdering a toddler in Boston has been refused a bail reduction that would allow her release, writes Orlaith Farrell.
Lawyers for Aisling Brady McCarthy, from Lavey, Co Cavan, wanted her bail slashed from $500,000 (€364,000) to $5,000 on the grounds of new evidence.
In Middlesex Superior Court, Massachusetts, Judge Jane S Haggerty found that there was not enough new evidence to grant the request.
But prosecutors have been ordered to promptly hand over medical evidence to Ms Brady McCarthy's lawyers or Judge Haggerty warned that she would "seriously reconsider" her bail decision.
The nanny's defence team had claimed medical reports conducted by the prosecution discovered Rehma Sabir suffered broken bones three weeks previous to her death when in her family's care.
Ms Brady McCarthy (35) has pleaded not guilty to the murder. The trial is scheduled to take place on April 7.