BOSTON - It’s been nearly two years since the body of a young girl was found on Deer Island wrapped in a trash bag, and now the trial of the man accused of killing her is set to begin.
On June 25, 2015 the 2-year-old girl’s body was found. For 85 days she was known simply as "Baby Doe", her face shown on billboards across the area. Finally, on Sept. 18, 2015, she was identified as Bella Bond.
Bella’s mother Rachelle Bond pleaded guilty to a charge of accessory to murder in February of 2017, and agreed to testify against her boyfriend Michael McCarthy who is charged with murder.
McCarthy’s trial is set to begin on Monday, and ahead of the trial Boston 25 News reporter sat down with attorney Brad Bailey about why a conviction is not guaranteed.
Watch Bob Ward's full report above.
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