Mom of ‘Baby Doe’ to be sentenced, day after ex is convicted

The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island is scheduled to be sentenced.

Rachelle Bond is expected to be sentenced to time served Tuesday — a day after her ex-boyfriend was convicted of second-degree murder in the girl’s death.

Prosecutors say they’re asking that Bond be sentenced to the time she’s already served in jail plus probation.

Bond and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, were arrested in September 2015 in the killing earlier that year of Bella Bond.

A computer-generated image of the girl was shared by millions on social media by authorities trying to determine her identity.

Bond pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of the body.

McCarthy was found guilty of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors had charged McCarthy with first-degree murder, but the judge said jurors could also consider two lesser charges: second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Under a second-degree murder conviction, a person is eligible for parole after serving 15 years in prison.

McCarthy, 37, will be sentenced Wednesday, prosecutors said.

“Any lost life is heartbreaking and tragic, but any time someone so young and so innocent is lost, it magnifies the pain and the sorrow to awful proportions,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said.

McCarthy’s attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, called the verdict a travesty of justice.

“Today, there is no justice for Bella Bond,” he said, adding that they will appeal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report 

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