'Baby Doe' killer Michael McCarthy gets life sentence, parole eligibility after 20 years

A Suffolk Superior Court judge sentenced Michael McCarthy to life in prison and parole eligibility after 20 years on Wednesday after he was convicted of the murder of toddler Bella Bond -- popularly known to the world as "Baby Doe."

A jury found McCarthy guilty of second-degree murder last week in the 2015 killing of the 2-year-old girl, whose body was later found wrapped in a trash bag in the Boston Harbor.

Bella Bond's mother, Rachelle, testified to the jury that she watched McCarthy kill her daughter and later helped dispose of her body. Rachelle Bond was due to be sentenced this week after she pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder, but the judge on Wednesday postponed her sentencing date to July.

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