Trial Underway for Man Accused of Killing Bella Bond

The trial against Michael McCarthy, the man accused of killing Bella Bond has begun. Bella Bond was known for months only as "Baby Doe" as authorities struggled to identify her after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island in June 2015. A composite image of the girl was shared by millions on social media. Authorities say McCarthy killed his then-girlfriend Rachelle Bond's daughter Bella. McCarthy has plead not guilty to the charges.

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Rachelle Bond, Bella's mother, allegedly allowed her boyfriend Michael McCarthy to kill Bella.
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Bella Bond
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Rachelle Bond y Bella Bond.
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Rachelle Bond y su hija Bella.
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McCarthy was charged with the child's murder.
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Rachelle was charged with accessory after the fact.
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A billboard showing the computer-generated image of "Baby Doe." Authorities searched for the girl for months after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island in June 2015.
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After searching for "Baby Doe" using the composite image at left, police were eventually able to identify the child whose remains were found on Deer Island in June as Bella Bond, pictured at right in a picture from her mother's Facebook page.
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Opening statements in McCarthy's trial began on Tuesday May 30.
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Neighbor Yessiomara Torre testified Wednesday about living next to Michael McCarthy, Rachelle, and Bella Bond.
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Michael McCarthy's friend Michael Sprinsky testified on Wednesday. Sprinsky lived with McCarthy, Rachelle, and Bella Bond for a few months.
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Joseph McCarthy Jr., the brother of accused killer Michael McCarthy, testified on Friday in the Bella Bond trial.
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Joe McCarthy Jr., the brother of accused killer Michael McCarthy, testified on Friday.
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Rachelle Bond testified Friday in the trial of her daughter's accused killer.
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Rachelle Bond testified Friday in the trial of her daughter's accused killer.
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During Monday's testimony the jury was shown a photo of Bella Bond the night before she died.
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The jury was also shown a photo of Rachelle and Bella along with Michael McCarthy and his dog.
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This post appeared on Rachelle Bond's Facebook page. She told lawyers the post was a "joke."
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Bella Bond's biological father Joseph Amoroso took the stand Thursday morning.
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Dr. Henry Nields, chief medical examiner testified on Friday morning.
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Massachusetts State Police trooper Daniel Herman testified on Monday morning. Herman is assigned to the Suffolk DA's office in the homicide investigation unit.
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The Deer Island shoreline where Baby Doe was found.
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The black and white polka dot leggings Bella Bond was found wearing.
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The zebra print blanket Baby Doe was found with.
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The girl was also found with a pink blanket.
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One of the black trash bags where Baby Doe's body was found.
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Massachusetts State Police trooper Anthony Alestock testified Monday afternoon.
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Jurors were shown the inside of Rachelle Bond's Maxwell St. apartment.
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Inside the apartment jurors were able to see a blanket similar to the one Bella Bond was found in.
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There was also a rug similar to the one Bella was found in.
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A back bedroom was filled with toys.
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There was a photo of Rachelle and Bella on the refrigerator.
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Barrett Hoban, an attorney for Winn Management Company which owned Rachelle Bond's apartment testified on Tuesday morning.
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Jay Woodhead, the Boston Lead Command Center Controller for the US Coast Guard testifies.
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