Boston man found guilty of second-degree murder in 'Baby Doe' case

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 26, 2017 11:19 AM

BOSTON (Reuters) - A jury on Monday found a Boston man guilty of second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of a Massachusetts toddler, whose body washed up on a beach prompting a months-long search for the identity of "Baby Doe."

Michael McCarthy, 37, escaped conviction on the more serious charge of first-degree murder for allegedly punching 2-1/2-year-old Bella Bond to death in the apartment he shared with his former girlfriend, Rachelle Bond, and dumping her plastic-wrapped body in Massachusetts Bay.

(Reporting by Scott Malone)