Trial date set for mom charged as accessory in Bella Bond’s death

Authorities say the mother's boyfriend killed the girl

Bella Bond- Image Credit: CNN

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has set a February trial date for a mother accused of helping dispose of her 2-year-old daughter’s body after her boyfriend allegedly killed the girl.

Photos released by the Suffolk County District Attorney's office showing Rachelle Bond (left) and Michael McCarthy (right).
Photos released by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office showing Rachelle Bond (left) and Michael McCarthy (right).

Rachelle Bond is scheduled to go on trial on February 22nd in Suffolk Superior Court. Bond is charged as an accessory after the fact in the 2015 killing of her daughter, Bella Bond.

The girl was known only as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. A composite image of the girl was shared by millions on social media before she was finally identified.

Authorities say Bond’s boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, killed the girl. Both have pleaded not guilty. McCarthy faces a separate trial.

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