Rob Michaelson

Bella Bond's Mother Continues Her Testimony

The mother of Bella Bond continued to testify against her former boyfriend for the fourth day on Wednesday, who is accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.

Michael McCarthy, 37, is accused of fatally punching Bond’s her daughter in the stomach in 2015 after she wouldn’t go to bed. The body was later dumped and later found washed ashore on Deer Island stuffed in a plastic bag.

Rachelle Bond, 41, pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of the young girl's body after he allegedly beat her to death. Bond is testifying under a plea deal with prosecutors.

Wednesday, McCarthy's defense continued to pluck away at inconsistencies with Bond's stories throughout the investigation, including why she never called 911 to report that McCarthy allegedly killed Bella.

"Michael killed Bella, he knew what he did to her," Bond said on the stand.

McCarthy's attorney Jonathan Shapiro also questioned Bond about McCarthy's alleged obsession with the supernatural and demons, including how Bond said McCarthy conviced her that her daughter was cold and evil.

On Tuesday, Bond said she didn’t seek help after her daughter’s death because she was afraid of McCarthy. She said he threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the assault.

Bond claims her memory during that time is hazy because of drug use following her daughter’s death.

Court adjourned for the day at 1 p.m. due to a sick juror. Bond is expected to continue her testimony on Thursday at 9 a.m.

The trial started May 30 and is expected to last several weeks.

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