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


McCarthy is charged with killing Bella Bond.

It is unclear if the defendant, Michael McCarthy, will take the stand as the defense continues to make its case.

A MA man accused of killing "Baby Doe", dumping her body into Boston Harbor, and sparking a month-long police investigation to identify her, said he would not testify in his trial Monday. Her body washed ashore on Deer Island in a plastic bag.

Jonathan Shapiro, McCarthy's defense attorney, told jurors that Bond killed the child. Investigators called the toddler "Baby Doe" while they worked to identify her.

A composite image of Bella was shared by millions of people on social media after her body was found in June 2015 as authorities tried to ascertain her identity. McCarthy has pleaded not guilty. The girl's mother says McCarthy punched Bella in the abdomen repeatedly until she died in 2015. She pleaded guilty earlier this year to helping dispose of her daughter's body.

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Rachelle Bond testified on Monday, June 5, 2017, that she helped assist McCarthy of disposing of her daughter's body in 2015.

She also said she remembered a freaky conversation in which Rachelle spoke about demons going after Bella. Parts of the recording have been played for jurors already.

Jurors on Thursday heard McCarthy's recorded interview with police in which he denies killing Bella. He also said Bond blamed him to cover herself.

McCarthy faces up to life in prison if convicted.