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Rachelle Bond and Michael McCarthy appeared in court Monday morning to face charges in the death of Bond's daughter, Bella. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Rachelle Bond and Michael McCarthy appeared in court Monday morning to face charges in the death of Bond's daughter, Bella. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
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In Dorchester Municipal Court Monday morning, Rachelle Bond, mother of the child known as "Baby Doe" for many months, was charged with improper disposition of a human body and accessory after the fact. Michael McCarthy, the mother's boyfriend, was charged with improper disposition of a body, and murder. The court decided on no bail for Mr. McCarthy and $1 million bail for Ms. Bond.

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Mike Bello, deputy city editor for The Boston Globe. He tweets @TheBelloBlotter.

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The Boston Globe: Father Of Slain Toddler Tells How He Learned Of Death

  • "Amoroso, 32, said Bond told him that her boyfriend, 35-year-old Michael McCarthy, killed their daughter because he was convinced she was possessed by demons; the little girl died weeks before her body was discovered June 25, stuffed in a black plastic trash bag on a rocky beach on Deer Island."

The Boston Globe: Grim Details Of Bella Bond’s Life, Death Described At Arraignment

  • "Bella Bond’s mother told police that she knew the girl was dead when she came into her room one night in late May and saw her gray, swollen face, a prosecutor said in court Monday. Michael McCarthy was allegedly standing over the 2½-year-old, who had been unruly and unwilling to go to bed."

This segment aired on September 21, 2015.

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