Advertisements
Trending Events

Boston man, Michael McCarthy, convicted in murder of two-year-old ‘Baby Doe’ whose body washed up in a trash bag in Boston harbor – He was dating her mom at the time

Popular Stories

Michael McCarthy has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Bella Bond
McCarthy, 37, was Bond’s mom’s boyfriend was found guilty of murdering two-year-old girl whose body washed up in a trash bag in Boston and went unidentified for weeks
She was nicknamed ‘Baby Doe’ after her unidentified body was found inside a trash bag on Deer Island in Winthrop in June 2015 by a woman walking a dog
Bella’s mother, Rachelle Bond, and McCarthy were arrested in September 2015 after Bond told a friend McCarthy had killed her daughter
Bond pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of the girl’s body
Under a plea deal with prosecutors, Bond is expected to be released after McCarthy’s trial, serving less than two years in jail 
McCarthy will serve a minimum of 15 years in prison before he will be eligible for parole
MIichael McCarthy7 Michael McCarthy [second right], was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of his girlfriend’s daughter, Bella Bond  

A Massachusetts 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.
Michael McCarthy was charged with second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of his girlfriend’s daughter. 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.
The widely shared image showed a chubby-cheeked, brown-eyed girl.
Her body was found inside a trash bag on Deer Island in Winthrop in June 2015 by a woman walking a dog.
The jury had been deliberating since June 20.

Michael McCarthy [right] was charged with second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of his girlfriend’s daughter. On Monday a jury found him guilty of killing the two-year-old girl named Bella Bond [left]
Her body was found inside a trash bag on Deer Island in Winthrop in June 2015 by a woman walking a dog. 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

Prosecutors had charged the heroine addicted McCarthy with first-degree murder, but the judge said jurors could also consider two lesser charges, second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Under a second-degree murder conviction, a person is eligible for parole after serving 15 years in prison.
The judge recessed after the verdict was read to see if there were any objections to McCarthy also being sentenced Monday.
Bella’s mother, Rachelle Bond, and McCarthy were arrested in September 2015 after Bond told a friend McCarthy had killed her daughter.

Rachelle and Bella Bond4.jpgRachelle Bond [photo with daughter Bella], and McCarthy were arrested in September 2015. She was present when her boyfriend was slugging her two-year-old daughter. She participated in the disposal of the remains, didn’t inform the authorities and continued collecting state benefits for her daughter.
Michael McCarthy and Rachelle Bond3.pngMichael McCarthy [left] was charged with second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of his girlfriend’s toddler. Bella’s mom, Rachelle Bond [right], was charged and convicted as an accessory to her daughter’s death

Lawyer for Mass. man accused of killing ‘Baby Doe’ Bella Bond calls girl’s mom ‘monster’ during closing arguments

 Bond pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of the girl’s body. She is pictured above testifying in court earlier this month against McCarthy.

Baby Doe’s mother and boyfriend in court over grisly murder

Bond pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of the girl’s body.
Under a plea deal with prosecutors, Bond is expected to be released after McCarthy’s trial, serving less than two years in jail.
McCarthy’s lawyer said Bond was the real killer. He called her a ‘monster’ who made up a ‘web of lies’ to put the blame on McCarthy.
The trial included testimony about the girl’s short and tragic life. Both Bond and McCarthy were heroin addicts. A friend testified that McCarthy would lock the girl in a closet to discipline her.
He said McCarthy had been obsessed with the occult for years.

Michael McCarthy5.png
McCarthy steps into court for the verdict, Monday
Under a plea deal with prosecutors, Bond is expected to be released after McCarthy’s trial, serving less than two years in jail. A person is eligible for parole after serving 15 ears in prison under a second-degree murder conviction
Mother and boyfriend charged in death of ‘Baby Doe’
Bond testified that on the night Bella died, she walked into the girl’s bedroom and saw McCarthy leaning over her and punching her.

She said she saw McCarthy punch her in the abdomen so hard she bounced off the mattress.
‘He said it was her time to die, she was a demon,’ Bond said.
McCarthy’s lawyer aggressively cross-examined Bond about why she didn’t call police or report her daughter’s death to anyone. She claimed McCarthy threatened to kill her.
The defense also said prosecutors ‘made a deal with the devil’ in offering Bond time-served in exchange for her testimony against McCarthy.

 

Advertisements

1 Trackback / Pingback

  1. Trending

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: