Jurors deliberate in Baby Doe murder trial; no verdict yet

BOSTON (AP) — The jury in the Massachusetts murder trial of a man charged with killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe has deliberated for about two hours without reaching a verdict and has left for the day.

Michael McCarthy is accused of killing the daughter of his ex-girlfriend Rachelle Bond in 2015.

McCarthy’s lawyer told jurors during closing arguments Tuesday the girl’s mother is the real killer and created a “web of lies” to blame him.

A prosecutor conceded Rachelle Bond behaved badly but said there’s no evidence she killed her daughter.

Deliberations are set to resume Wednesday.

The little girl’s body washed ashore on a Boston Harbor island. A composite image of the girl was shared by millions of people on social media after she was dubbed Baby Doe by authorities trying to determine her identity.

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