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Bella Bond’s Mother to be Sentenced in Connection to Baby Death


(We will carry the sentencing live on the LawNewz Network when it begins, to watch a raw feed see the embedded video below) will carry the sentencing hearing live for Rachelle Bond, who was indicted on charges of being an accessory after the fact for murder and larceny in connection to the death of her daughter, Bella Bond. Rachelle agreed to plead guilty in exchange for testifying against her boyfriend Michael McCarthy at his trial. A jury found him guilty earlier this week of second degree murder. Bond and McCarthy were arrested two years ago after the body of the little girl washed up.

Prosecutors alleged McCarthy killed the girl and then threw the girl’s body into what is known as the Reserve Channel, a docking area leading out of Boston Harbor.

A passer-by found the little girl’s body on a shoreline on the opposite side of the harbor on June 25, 2015, several weeks after the murder was alleged to have occurred.

A computer-enhanced image of what the girl probably looked like in life was named “Baby Doe.” Authorities shared the image on billboards and on the Internet while they struggled to identify her. A friend of McCarthy’s eventually made the link after Rachelle Bond told him that McCarthy killed her child. Her sentencing was originally scheduled for Tuesday but has been postponed until July 12th.

Aaron Keller contributed to this report. 

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Rachel Stockman is Editor in Chief of Law&Crime and The Law&Crime Network. She is a former local news reporter, and was named Atlanta Press Club's 'Rising Star' in 2014. Rachel graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Yale Law School.