Prosecution, defense rest in trial over Baby Doe's death

Rachelle Bond in court Wednesday

Rachelle Bond in court Wednesday

Rachelle Bond's live-in boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, is charged with first-degree murder in the young girl's death.

The defense in the Bella Bond murder trial has rested their case after they submitted more evidence on Monday, following a failed attempt to throw out the entire case on Friday.

When the 2-year-old's body washed ashore on June 25, 2015, investigators dubbed her "Baby Doe" as they launched an global search for her identity. The little girl's remains were found washed ashore on Deer Island on June 25 of that year.

The defense claims the girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, murdered the girl-and they claim it was Rachelle who was obsessed with demons.

McCarthy has pleaded not guilty, and defense attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, has told jurors that Rachelle Bond is the actual killer of the child.

The defense began calling witnesses Friday. He is accused of fatally beating Bella in June 2015 and dumping her body in Boston Harbor. Bond said she "made a mistake" and did not call the police after her daughter died. She pleaded guilty earlier this year to helping dispose of her daughter's body.

She said on July 13, 2015, she took screen grabs of Bond's Facebook photos of Bella, compared them to "Baby Doe" drawings and called police.

Jurors will listen to a recorded interview from 2015 the suspect had with State Trooper Joel Balducci. In the recording, McCarthy denied injuring and killing Bella.

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