Sunday 25 September 2016

Innocent nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy 'enjoying her freedom and wedding anniversary' in Ireland

Published 10/09/2015 | 22:16

The former nanny leaving court in Massachusetts after her acquittal this week
The former nanny leaving court in Massachusetts after her acquittal this week
Aisling Brady McCarthy on her wedding day

AISLING Brady McCarthy is enjoying her freedom from prison as she celebrated  her wedding anniversary with her husband last week, the first time the couple have been together for the occasion.

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The Cavan woman, who recently had a murder charge against her in the States dropped, married her husband Don just four months before she was arrested in relation to the death of one-year-old Rehma Sabir.

Aisling Brady McCarthy leaving Middlesex Superior Court on July 30 (The Boston Globe/AP)
Aisling Brady McCarthy leaving Middlesex Superior Court on July 30 (The Boston Globe/AP)

But, the newlyweds did not begin their marriage in wedded bliss as she spent over two years in prison.

Last week Aisling was deported to Ireland after being acquitted and their arrival coincided with their third wedding anniversary, according to her sister Sharon Grehan.

“It was hard and very difficult of course.  It was hell for Aisling but it was also hell for Don.  Don has stood by her from day one and supported her,” her sister said on RTE’s Prime Time.

“Aisling is doing amazingly well, despite what she’s been through.  I mean she’s been through hell.  What happened to her was terrible.  It should never have happened.  But, she’s enjoying her freedom.”

Ms Grehan travelled to Ireland with Aisling but has since returned to her family in the States where she lives.

She said the period when her sister was detained was “tremendously difficult”.

The nanny’s spirits were kept high by letters from supporters in both the States and Ireland, as well as visits from other parents she worked with throughout the years she spent in Boston.

“Going into that prison and seeing your sister in there was just terrible.  The fact that you had to leave her there after a visit, knowing that she did nothing wrong, it was heartbreaking.  Absolutely heartbreaking,” she added.

Speaking on behalf of the Brady McCarthy family, Ms Grehan also paid special tribute to her sister’s legal team which was led by Melinda Thompson.

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