Verdict announced in Bella Bond murder trial

Michael McCarthy found guilty of second-degree murder for death of Bella Bond

A MA man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing two-year-old Bella Bond, who was nicknamed "Baby Doe" after her unidentified body washed up on a beach in the Boston area.

The verdict was announced at 11 a.m.

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley on Monday praised the jury's verdict convicting Michael Patrick McCarthy in the murder of 2-year-old Bella Bond. A computer-generated image of the girl was shared by millions on social media after she was dubbed Baby Doe by authorities trying to determine her identity.

Fewtrell also said she thinks that Bella's mother, Rachelle Bond, should be serving more time for her "parading around" and "lies".

Defense lawyer Jonathan Shapiro attacked Bond's credibility in his closing arguments, saying she had killed the child and lied about it to shift blame to McCarthy, who he said did not learn about the child's death until police accused him of the killing four months later.

The jury had been deliberating in McCarthy's case since June 20.

Prosecutor David Deakin contended that McCarthy was obsessed with the occult and brought a "a cloud of trouble" to Rachelle Bond's home - including heroin - when he moved in with her in early 2015. Her former boyfriend Michael McCarthy was convicted Monday of murder in the 2015 killing of Bella Bond.

She said McCarthy replied, "It was her time to die".

"In the end, the monster came for that little girl, and it was her mother", Shapiro said.




She testified that she told McCarthy he had killed Bella.

"Rachelle Bond made up the story she told you", he said. "But at the same time, that doesn't make her a murderer".

Michael McCarthy was found guilty of second-degree murder for the death of Bella, whose remains were found two years ago in a trash bag near Boston.

"Any lost life is heartbreaking and tragic, but any time someone so young and so innocent is lost, it magnifies the pain and the sorrow to very bad proportions", Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said. McCarthy faces a mandatory life sentence with the possibility of parole after 15 years, the paper reports.

Bond testified during the trial, a requirement of her plea agreement, and said that she saw McCarthy punch the child in the stomach.

Bond pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory to murder after the fact and testified under a plea deal with prosecutors.

He hit the child so hard that she bounced off the mattress, Bond said. Suffolk County DA said in a ideal world, a case has upstanding witnesses; in the Baby Bella case, there were credibility issues because of the histories of drug abuse.

Both Bond and McCarthy were heroin addicts.

McCarthy's attorney alleged that Bond was actually the murderer, and that's why she hid it from everyone she knew, including Bella's father, Amoroso.

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