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By adamg - 6/26/17 - 12:05 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Michael McCarthy of second-degree murder for the death of Bella Bond in 2015, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The verdict means a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 15 years. Bella's mother, Rachelle Bond, has already pleaded guilty to her role in hiding the way McCarthy disposed of her body - by tossing it in Boston Harbor - and will likely be sentenced tomorrow to the time she's already served, the DA's office reports. Bond testified against McCarthy.

By adamg - 6/6/17 - 11:02 am
Baby Bella memorial at Deer Island

Maria M. walked around Deer Island this past weekend and paused at the Bella Bond memorial, paid for by workers at the MWRA plant and placed near where the little girl's body washed up in 2015.

The plaque reads: Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/17 - 9:05 am

Gintautas Dumcius is livetweeting the trial of Michael McCarthy, the man charged with murdering Bella Bond, 2 1/2, in 2015. Her mother pleaded guilty in February to her role in hiding her daughter's death and is expected to testify against McCarthy.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 2/10/17 - 1:44 pm

Rachelle Dee Bond, whose dead 2-year-old daughter, Bella, washed up on the shore of Deer Island in June, 2015, today pleaded guilty to charges of being an accessory after the fact to the girl's murder and larceny over $250 by false pretenses after continuing to acceept public-assistance payments for her even after her death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By adamg - 12/1/15 - 9:21 pm

The Globe reports that Joseph Amoroso, the biological father of Bella Bond, was arrested at the South Bay Home Depot today on shoplifting charges after he allegedly tried walking out with, among other things, two pairs of fingerless gloves.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 10/28/15 - 6:09 pm

A state children's advocate said today that DCF knew Bella Bond's mother had had two older siblings taken away and had a long history of drug use and incarceration, yet simply closed her case when she moved out of a shelter 11 months after having her. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/15 - 10:29 am

WCVB reports on today's arraignment.

By adamg - 9/19/15 - 9:40 am

The Globe reports details of just how she died. The Herald talks to Bella's father.

By adamg - 9/18/15 - 5:11 pm

Michael McCarthy, 35, was charged today with the murder of Bella Neveah Amoroso Bond, 2 1/2.

McCarthy's girlfriend - and Bella's mother - Rachelle Bond, 40, was charged as an accessory after the fact. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/15 - 9:10 am
Deer Island girl

UPDATE: Mother's boyfriend charged.

WCVB reports the girl was from Boston - where the arrest was made.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office declined comment, said the investigation "remains very active."

The body of the girl, estimated age 4, was found June 26 wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic bag on the shore of Deer Island.

By adamg - 7/25/15 - 11:16 pm
Vigil for Baby Doe on Deer Island
Unknown Deer Island girl

617 Images attended a vigil at Deer Island this evening for "Baby Doe" - the roughly 4-year-old girl who remains unidentified a month after her body was found on Deer Island, wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic trash bag.

Anybody with information can contact State Police at 508-820-2121 or by texting GIRL to 6728.

By adamg - 7/9/15 - 11:08 am
New image of girl whose body was found at Deer Island

Authorities today released an updated computer-generated image of the girl, about 4, whose body was found wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic bag on Deer Island last month.

The girl remains unidentified. Anybody who might have information can contact State Police at 617-727-8817 or 617-820-2121.

By adamg - 7/2/15 - 3:56 pm
Computer simulation of the Deer Island girl
Girl's blanket

Authorities today released a computer-generated image of what the girl whose body was found on Deer Island may have looked like.

Suffolk County DA Dan Conley said dozens of tips have yet to bring investigators closer to the identity of the girl, aged about 4. A woman walking her dog around Deer Island last week found her body in a plastic bag - along with a zebra-stripe blanket. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/15 - 4:23 pm

State and Winthrop Police are investigating the discovery of a bag containing the remains of a toddler found on the shore of Deer Island around 1 p.m.

Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee said the body was that of a "a young child, small." Read more.

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