Police: Blood-stained pillow found in baby's crib

Posted: 01/23/13 at 2:05 pm EST      Last Updated: 01/23/13 at 7:43 pm EST

BOSTON (WHDH) -- State police say they found a pillow, blanket and baby wipes stained with blood in the bedroom of a year-old infant who authorities allege was assaulted by her Irish nanny and later died.

Authorities outlined evidence against Aisling McCarthy Brady, 34, in documents filed in Cambridge District Court.

Brady pleaded not guilty Tuesday to assault and battery on a child causing injury. Authorities said she could be charged with murder after an autopsy is completed on Rehma Sabir, a Cambridge infant who was hospitalized with head injuries on Jan. 14 -- her first birthday -- and died on Jan. 16.

Court paperwork shows they found "a piece of drywall missing near the changing table.”

And a day after the infant died, police say they also found "bloody baby wipes” next to the changing table and a “bloody blanket and pillow in the crib.”

Court papers also say the infant had bruises behind her right ear and on her buttocks.

A neighbor walking past the apartment apparently tried to help. Investigators say she "could hear the baby crying inside…"and that the “…crying changed to extreme crying…"

The neighbor knocked on the door but no one answered.

Brady's lawyer has said she had no role in the baby's death.

The Associate Press contributed to this report.

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