Man accused of killing Bella Bond faces judge

BOSTON (WHDH) - The man accused of killing Bella Bond was in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.

Michael McCarthy was charged with first degree murder in the little girl’s death. Officials said McCarthy beat her to death back in 2015 when she was only 2 years old. Bella’s mother, Rachelle Bond, was charged with helping McCarthy cover up Bella’s death.

Bella’s body was found stuffed in a garbage bag on Deer Island. Before she was identified, she was known as “Baby Doe.”

McCarthy pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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