Earlier this week, a jury convicted Michael McCarthy of second-degree murder in the case of 2-year-old Bella Bond, based on testimony from Bella's mother, Rachelle Bond. His lawyer said he will be appealing the conviction.
Today, McCarthy was sentenced by a judge to life in prison, with possibility of parole in 20 years.
In addition, Rachelle Bond, who testified under a plea bargain and was expected to be released yesterday, will remain in jail. She's chosen to stay after a drug treatment center refused to take her. Her attorney, Janice Bassil said, "She would rather stay in jail in order to find a placement that would work for her."
This segment aired on June 28, 2017.