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Mother of Massachusetts ‘Baby Doe’ to testify against ex-boyfriend

Baby doe identified; mother & mother's boyfriend arrested

BOSTON — The mother of a 2-year-old girl dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach last year plans to testify at her ex-boyfriend’s trial in the toddler’s death.

The Boston Globe reports an attorney for Rachelle Bond said Tuesday her client will testify against Michael McCarthy when he goes on trial in the death of Bella Bond.

Rachelle Bond has pleaded not guilty to being an accessory to murder and will be tried separately. McCarthy has denied killing Bella.

Attorney Janice Bassil tells the newspaper Bond lives to testify against McCarthy.

McCarthy’s attorney says prosecutors need Bond’s testimony and are relying on her account of Bella’s death. No trial date has been set.