The story of Baby Doe and the tragic end of her short life continues to get more traumatic and haunting, with the news of how her murder occurred. Little Bella Bond’s mother has claimed to know how her boyfriend took the life of her sweet toddler.
Though she has been charged as an accessory to murder in the brutal slaying and daughter of her two-year-old daughter Bella Bond, her mother, Rachelle Bond, 40, tearfully let Boston police know just what happened on the night her daughter took her last breath. Boyfriend Michael McCarthy, 35, allegedly punched the little girl so many times that she died. This story gets more and more horrifying with every step.
Rachelle alleges that her boyfriend believed defenseless little Bella was possessed by the devil, and punched her repeatedly in the stomach, leading to her death, according to sources who spoke to FOX25. Sickening. The couple then kept Bella’s tiny body in a fridge for a month before dumping her in the Boston Harbor.
Prosecutors have not made public any further details of Bella’s death, but said that she died “by an act of violence in the very place that she should have felt safest, in her home.” We are so distraught for this sweet toddler, and the pain and suffering she experienced in her short life. This is absolutely horrific.
“We allege that McCarthy caused Bella’s death, that he did so intentionally, that he and Bond took specific steps to keep Bella’s death a secret and to avoid prosecution,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said. “We have a very good idea about what happened to her, based on the evidence.”
Bella, known to the media as “Baby Doe” was found dead wrapped in a trash bag on June 25, along a shoreline of Deer Island in MA. After months of searching for answers, police arrested Rachelle and Michael on September 18 when search warrant was issued at their home; Michael charged with murder. The pair is expected to be arraigned on September 21.
Our thoughts are with this innocent little one.
— Samantha Wilson