Crime Prosecutors seek to add lesser charge in Baby Doe trial

15:26  15 june  2017
15:26  15 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Mom admits lying to others after baby's death

  Mom admits lying to others after baby's death The mother of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston beach in 2015 has testified she lied about her daughter's whereabouts to others and continued to live with the boyfriend weeks after she says he killed the child.Rachelle Bond testified Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Michael McCarthy, her former boyfriend. It was her second day on the witness stand.The 41-year-old Bond testified last week that she saw the 37-year-old McCarthy fatally punch her daughter, Bella Bond, in the stomach sometime in June 2015 after she wouldn't go to bed. Bond also testified McCarthy threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about the assault.

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to let jurors consider a lesser charge in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach.

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to let jurors consider a lesser charge in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach.

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo shows Michael McCarthy being arraigned on murder charges in the death of Bella Bond in Dorchester District Court in Boston. Prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday, June 14, 2017, to let jurors consider a lesser charge in the murder trial of McCarthy, accused of killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo shows Michael McCarthy being arraigned on murder charges in the death of Bella Bond in Dorchester District Court in Boston. Prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday, June 14, 2017, to let jurors consider a lesser charge in the murder trial of McCarthy, accused of killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)

BOSTON — Prosecutors have asked a judge to let jurors consider a lesser charge in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach.

Mom admits lying to others after baby's death

  Mom admits lying to others after baby's death The mother of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston beach in 2015 has testified she lied about her daughter's whereabouts to others and continued to live with the boyfriend weeks after she says he killed the child.Rachelle Bond testified Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Michael McCarthy, her former boyfriend. It was her second day on the witness stand.The 41-year-old Bond testified last week that she saw the 37-year-old McCarthy fatally punch her daughter, Bella Bond, in the stomach sometime in June 2015 after she wouldn't go to bed. Bond also testified McCarthy threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about the assault.

Prosecutors have asked a judge to let jurors consider a lesser charge in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach.

BOSTON – Prosecutors have asked a judge to let jurors consider a lesser charge in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach.

Prosecutors on Tuesday asked that the jury be allowed to consider involuntary manslaughter in Michael McCarthy's trial. The defense objected to the request.

McCarthy is charged with killing Bella Bond. The girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, says McCarthy punched the girl in the abdomen repeatedly until she died in 2015.

McCarthy's lawyer says Bond killed the girl.

The mother pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact for helping dispose of the body.

A composite image of Bella was shared by millions of people on social media after her body was found on Deer Island in June 2015.

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