From South Boston
Michael McCarthy, 35, from South Boston is the boyfriend of Rachelle Bond – the mother of “Baby Doe” later identified as Bella Bond. McCarthy has been charged with murdering the 2 1/2 year-old girl who was found on the beach of Deer Island over three months ago. Both McCarthy and Bond were arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday.
Bond was held on $1 million bail and charged with an accessory after the fact. McCarthy is being held without bail.
On Friday, officials identified the little girl as Bella Bond, ending a three-month long investigation. Back on June 25, a woman walking her dog on a Deer Island beach discovered the child’s remains in a trash bag.
According to the Boston Globe, Bella died after McCarthy offered to go to Bella’s bedroom to “try and calm her down.” When Rachelle Bond entered the room, she told police that Bella looked bloated and gray.
Suffolk Assistant District Attorney David Deakin stated that Bond allegedly told police that she believed McCarthy had placed Bella’s body in a bag and then in a refrigerator. The two then proceeded to do a large amount of heroin over the course of several days. Eventually, McCarthy placed the body in a weighted duffle bag, and threw it into Boston Harbor near South Boston.
Both McCarthy and Bond are due back in court in October.