Defense Could Rest Monday In Bella Bond Murder Trial

The police composite

The police composite

McCarthy, 37, is on trial for allegedly murdering 2-year-old Bella Bond, the toddler whose remains washed ashore on Deer Island in 2015.

McCarthy, 37, said to Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet L. Sander that he would not take the stand in his own defense, according to the Boston Globe.

When the 2-year-old's body washed ashore on June 25, 2015, investigators dubbed her "Baby Doe" as they launched an global search for her identity.

The defense claims the girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, murdered the girl-and they claim it was Rachelle who was obsessed with demons. They began calling witnesses Friday and they may wrap up Monday.

McCarthy has pleaded not guilty, and defense attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, has told jurors that Rachelle Bond is the actual killer of the child.

A composite image of Bella was shared by millions of people on social media after her body was found in June 2015 as authorities tried to ascertain her identity.

Bond pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to murder in February. The conversation and the photos prompted her to call police.

Rachelle Bond testified on Monday, June 5, 2017, that she helped assist McCarthy of disposing of her daughter's body in 2015.

The defense claims she is responsible for Bella's death.

McCarthy was interviewed by Trooper Joel Balducci for 30 minutes. In the recording, McCarthy denied injuring and killing Bella.

McCarthy faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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