Crime Prosecution rests in Bella Bond murder trial

19:11  16 june  2017
19:11  16 june  2017 Source:   WCVB Boston

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Gallery: Trial of Michael McCarthy, accused in death of Baby Bella Bond . Suffolk County prosecutor David Deakin rested his case on the 14th day of the trial . The last witness for the prosecution , Massachusetts State Police trooper Joel Balducci, testified on Thursday and Friday.

FILE - In a Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, Michael McCarthy watches as jury selection begins for Commonwealth vs. Michael McCarthy, in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Opening statements in the trial of Michael McCarthy are scheduled Tuesday, May 30, 2017, followed by testimony from the first witnesses. McCarthy is charged with the murder of 2-year-old Bella Bond, whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)© The Associated Press FILE - In a Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, Michael McCarthy watches as jury selection begins for Commonwealth vs. Michael McCarthy, in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Opening statements in the trial of Michael McCarthy are scheduled Tuesday, May 30, 2017, followed by testimony from the first witnesses. McCarthy is charged with the murder of 2-year-old Bella Bond, whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)

The prosecution rested their case Friday in the trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.

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Testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of Michael McCarthy, the man accused of murdering 2-year-old Bella Bond , also known as “Baby Doe.” The prosecution ’s case rests entirely upon the uncorroborated evidence and unbelievable testimony from Rachelle Bond .”

Filed Under: Baby Doe, Bella Bond , Bella Bond murder trial , Michael McCarthy. The prosecution is expected to rest their case this week, and the judge said Tuesday that the case would likely be going to the jury for deliberation next week.

On Friday, Massachusetts State Trooper Joel Balducci, whose interview of defendant Michael McCarthy at Beth Medical Deaconess Medical Center was played in court Thursday, took the stand for a second day.

Balducci was questioned by defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro, who accused Balducci of various improper actions during the interview, including Balducci making an assumption of McCarthy's guilt.

Shapiro accused Balducci of using the interview of McCarthy to elicit a confession, a claim that Balducci denied.

"I didn't make a judgment or decision about whether he murdered Bella Bond," Balducci said. "I did use the interview as a tool to determine what he knew."

Shapiro also pointed out several instances in the interview where he said Balducci accused McCarthy of lying, and some instances where he said Balducci's line of questioning could be considered threatening.

Prosecutors seek to add lesser charge in Baby Doe trial

  Prosecutors seek to add lesser charge in Baby Doe trial 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. (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 washe Prosecutors on Tuesday asked that the jury be allowed to consider involuntary manslaughter in Michael McCarthy's trial.

McCarthy has pleaded not guilty to murder . His defense attorney alleged that Rachelle Bond was the one truly obsessed with demons and that she was “probably” Bella ’s true killer. “The prosecution ’s case rests entirely upon the uncorroborated and unbelievable testimony from Rachelle Bond .”

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"I know what happened to Bella. The troopers in the room know what happened to Bella. We talked to a lot of people ... Now is your chance to get ahead of it and tell the truth," Balducci told McCarthy in the interview, as quoted in court. "Rachelle already talked, we already have the whole story."

The prosecution rested after briefly questioning Balducci.

The toddler was known only as "Baby Doe" for months as authorities struggled to identify her after her body was found on Deer Island in June 2015.

A composite image of the girl was shared by millions on social media.

The girl's mother testified against McCarthy, saying she saw him kill her daughter. In a plea deal, she pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of her daughter's body.

In his police interview, McCarthy said Bond put the blame on him to cover herself.

Jurors continue to deliberate verdict in Bella Bond murder case .
Jurors in the Bella Bond murder trial will begin their second full day of deliberations Thursday. Michael McCarthy is charged with killing the 2-year-old girl who became known as "Baby Doe" after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach. Michael McCarthy is charged with killing the 2-year-old girl who became known as "Baby Doe" after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach. Bella Bond was the daughter of McCarthy's girlfriend, Rachelle Bond.

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