Bella Bond’s godmother reacts to guilty verdict in murder case

BOSTON (WHDH) — Bella Bond’s godmother said Monday’s guilty verdict is justice for two-year-old’s 2015 murder, who was known as “Baby Doe” for months as investigators worked to identify her.

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Michael McCarthy, 37, was convicted Monday morning of second-degree murder in the death of baby Bella. Her remains were found in a trash bag on a Deer Island beach.

Megan Fewtrell said McCarthy had a smirk on his face as the jury’s verdict was read.

“He came in smirking,” Fewtrell said. “I told him wipe that smirk off your face.”

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McCarthy was charged with punching Bella to death inside a Dorchester apartment before dumping her weighted-down body in Boston Harbor.

Fewtrell said she believes McCarthy should have been charged with first-degree murder and that Rachelle Bond should get more time.

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