Man charged in ‘Baby Doe’ death due in court in murder case

This undated identification photo released Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office shows Michael McCarthy, boyfriend of Rachel Bond the mother of Bella Bond, the toddler whose body was found in a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach in June and who was known for months as only Baby Doe. McCarthy was arrested and charged with murder in Bella's death. Rachel Bond was charged as an accessory to murder after the fact. (Suffolk County District Attorney's Office via AP)


BOSTON (AP) — A man charged in the killing a 2-year-old Massachusetts girl whose body was found on a Boston Harbor island is due in court on a murder charge.

Michael McCarthy is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court.

McCarthy is accused of killing his girlfriend’s daughter, Bella Bond. The girl was known for months as “Baby Doe” after her body washed up on Deer Island in June.

This undated identification photo released Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office shows Rachel Bond, mother of Bella Bond, the toddler whose body was found in a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach in June and who was known for months as only Baby Doe. Rachel Bond was arrested and charged as an accessory to murder after the fact in Bella's death. Her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, was charged with murder. (Suffolk County District Attorney's Office via AP)
This undated identification photo released Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office shows Rachel Bond, mother of Bella Bond, the toddler whose body was found in a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach in June and who was known for months as only Baby Doe.(Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office via AP)

Her mother, Rachelle Bond, is accused of helping McCarthy conceal her daughter’s body. She has pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact to murder and is being held on $1 million cash bail.

McCarthy’s lawyer has said that McCarthy knows nothing about the girl’s death and claims Bond told him her daughter had been taken away by the state child protection agency.

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