Prosecution, defense rest in trial over Baby Doe's death

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 20, 2017

McCarthy was accused of killing 2-year-old Bella Bond in 2015, the daughter of his former girlfriend Rachelle Bond.

Earlier, McCarthy confirmed his decision not to take the stand in his own defense while answering a series of routine questions from Sanders, who is presiding over the first-degree murder case.

A MA man accused of killing "Baby Doe", dumping her body into Boston Harbor, and sparking a month-long police investigation to identify her, said he would not testify in his trial Monday. The girl's mother says McCarthy punched Bella in the abdomen repeatedly until she died in 2015. Her body washed ashore on Deer Island in a plastic bag.

McCarthy has pleaded not guilty, and defense attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, has told jurors that Rachelle Bond is the actual killer of the child. They told WBZ-TV that it would be inappropriate to say if they followed up on Marquis phone call.

A composite image of Bella was shared by millions of people on social media after her body was found in June 2015 as authorities tried to ascertain her identity. The conversation and the photos prompted her to call police. Bond pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of Bella's body.

She also said she remembered a freaky conversation in which Rachelle spoke about demons going after Bella.

Jurors on Thursday heard McCarthy's recorded interview with police in which he denies killing Bella.

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