US court denies nanny bail

Massachusetts' highest state court yesterday denied bail to a British au pair accused of killing a nine-month-old baby left in her charge.

Lawyers for Lousie Woodward, 19, of Chester, who is accused of murdering Matthew Eappen, had argued that their client posed no risk of flight and had submitted a file of affidavits attesting to her good character. But Supreme Judicial Court Justice Charles Fried denied their motion for bail. Ms Woodward has been detained in prison since her arrest in February. Reuters - Boston

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