Father Speaks Out in Death of 'Baby Doe'

He says he doesn't believe toddler's mother killed her
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 19, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The father of "Baby Doe" doesn't believe the girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, killed her, telling WHDH-TV and the Boston Herald that Bond's boyfriend is to blame. "I know with all my heart that Rachelle Bond would never, ever do anything to hurt anybody," Joseph Amoroso tells WHDH. "I was with the woman. This is the mother of my child." The body of 2-year-old Bella Bond, known as Baby Doe, was found in a trash bag on a beach near Boston three months ago. Amoroso says Bond told him her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, killed Bella, and he believes her. "She was very emotional, sincere through the whole things," he tells WHDH.

The Herald reports Amoroso connected with Bond in a tent during Occupy Boston, but they broke up after he discovered she had been arrested for prostitution. "Somewhere in my heart I'm going to have to find forgiveness," he tells WHDH. "And that time will come." Bella's body was found June 25 by a woman walking her dog, and her name was finally made public yesterday. McCarthy has been charged with the child's murder, and Bond has been charged as an accessory. "At just shy of 3 years old, Bella Bond was a true innocent," the district attorney said at a news conference announcing the charges. "This child, whose very name means beauty, was murdered." (Read more Boston stories.)

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