BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the murder conviction of a Massachusetts man in the killing of his ex-girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, who came to be known as Baby Doe (all times local):
The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains were found on a Boston Harbor island will be sentenced this week in connection with the girl’s death.
Rachelle Bond is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. Her former boyfriend Michael McCarthy was convicted Monday of murder in the 2015 killing of Bella Bond.
A computer-generated image of Bella was shared by millions of people on social media as authorities tried to determine her identity. Bella’s body was found inside a trash bag on Deer Island in June 2015.
McCarthy’s lawyer says Bella’s mother was the real killer.
Bond pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of the girl’s body. She has been in custody since September 2015.
The lawyer for a man convicted of killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains were found on a Boston Harbor island called the verdict a “travesty.”
A jury Monday convicted Michael McCarthy of second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of Bella Bond. McCarthy dated Bella’s mother.
McCarthy’s attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, said after the verdict that “there is no justice for Bella Bond,” and said there would be an appeal.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said the verdict was justified because the testimony of the girl’s mother was supported by independent physical evidence she did not know about.
He blamed Bella’s death on addiction, noting that “By the time of her death every adult in her life was distracted from her care and well-being by drug addiction.”
A Massachusetts man convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island will be sentenced Wednesday.
Michael McCarthy faces life…