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Post by Freckles on Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:46 pm

^^^^
From above link:
http://www.click2houston.com/news/reports-bostons-baby-doe-identified/35349584

"....The girl known as "Baby Doe" -- who in June was found dead, wrapped in a trash bag on a rocky shoreline in Boston Harbor -- has been identified by authorities as "Bella", WCVB reports.

A suspect was taken into custody in connection with the case after a search warrant was executed in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood on Thursday, the source told CNN.

The man being questioned by authorities is the boyfriend of the mother of "Baby Doe," the law enforcement source said. It's unclear if the man -- who has not been charged -- has a lawyer or if he's cooperating, according to the source...."
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Post by Freckles on Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:50 pm

She wasn't yet 3 yrs old...
From above link:
http://www.whdh.com/story/30062497/sources-officials-identify-girl-found-dead-on-deer-island



"...Police said the search warrant was executed after a tip came in from someone who said Bella's mother made a comment about her death.

Bella's mother and a man voluntarily went with police Friday morning. Another man is in a Boston hospital and is believed to have been in the Bella's life at the time of her death. ..."

(I have to wonder just who put this other mystery man in the hospital...)


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Post by Weeziethm on Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:49 pm

Boston's 'Baby Doe' identified, source says

Rachelle Bond, the girl's mother, and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, have been arrested in connection with the death, the source said. The charges against them were to be announced Friday afternoon

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/18/us/boston-baby-doe-identified/
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Post by Weeziethm on Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:52 pm

DCF was involved with girl at center of Baby Doe probe

In August 2012, a case was opened for support for neglect, but after services were provided, the case was closed in December. Another neglect case was brought in June 2013 but closed in September 2013 after support was provided.

She also confirmed that Bella’s mother had had two other children taken away from her between 2001 and 2006. Both of those children were adopted by her own mother, DCF said

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/18/break-made-baby-doe-deer-island-girl-case-authorities-say/wLIDYWKmrIBZZgBExcWRsI/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter

...why is there always another one?  Sad
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Post by Weeziethm on Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:20 pm

Boston officials identify 'Baby Doe,' as mother, boyfriend questioned in death

They feel they have the perpetrators of this crime," Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo said at the same press conference.

DeLeo said the mother and boyfriend are blaming each other in the child's death

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/18/search-warrant-executed-at-boston-home-in-connection-with-baby-doe/?intcmp=hpbt4
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Post by CuriousPortlander on Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:35 pm

^^^

No surprise there.
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Post by CuriousPortlander on Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:37 pm


‘Baby Doe’ Identified; Girl’s Mother and Her Boyfriend Arrested in Boston Case

September 18, 2015



Other pictures here, too:  http://www.courtchatter.com/#!%E2%80%98Baby-Doe%E2%80%99-Identified-Girl%E2%80%99s-Mother-and-Her-Boyfriend-Arrested-in-Boston-Case/c1oiw/55fc50c20cf24bfae803e788
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Post by CuriousPortlander on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:55 pm


Baby Doe's mom arrested, boyfriend charged with murder

Associated Press By DENISE LAVOIE 40 minutes ago

BOSTON (AP) — A mother has been arrested and her boyfriend is charged with murder in the death of a little girl whose body was found inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor island this summer, a prosecutor said Friday, after a monthslong campaign to learn the child's identity.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said he authorized a murder charge for Michael McCarthy, 35, and the girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, 40, is under arrest for accessory to murder after the fact.

"At just shy of three years old, Bella Bond was a true innocent," Conley said at a news conference announcing the charges.

...Both Bond and McCarthy are due to be arraigned on the charges Monday.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/official-girl-found-dead-boston-harbor-shore-identified-142054055.html


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Post by Freckles on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:35 pm

From above link:
Large picture showing Bela wearing the polka dot pants...

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/18/break-made-baby-doe-deer-island-girl-case-authorities-say/wLIDYWKmrIBZZgBExcWRsI/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter

"....Pieces of the story began to fall into place Friday, as police and prosecutors announced that they had charged Michael McCarthy, 35, with murder and Rachelle Bond, 40 with being an accessory after the fact. McCarthy on Friday was hospitalized with a medical condition unrelated to the case.

(So the new bf is not being arrested? Odd how she has a new bf after daughter "disappears"..."

“For nearly three months, we have endeavored to speak for a true innocent who could not speak for herself,” State Police Colonel Richard McKeon said.

With the revelation of Bella’s identity Friday, some elements of her troubled family environment also became clear.

Bella in her short life had twice been involved with the state’s Department of Children and Families. DCF officials also said Bella’s mother had two other children taken away from her in the years before the child was born....."...."

(Does DCF not take pics of children as they take custody?
Perhaps, pics to include condition of home, etc., that might be used in a court case?
If so, then facial recognition might have assisted in placing a proper name with this young girl in a more timely fashion....)


"....Siomy Torres, who lives next door, said her daughter played with the little girl.

“Half the time she was crying,” Torres said, adding that she had assumed the girl was no longer around because she was in state custody....."

(Torres did not recognize the Baby Doe as the child her dau played with? Next door? Wow. Something wrong with this...Why would Torres not go to LE and suggest the child just might be the neighbor girl??? )


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Re: Bella Amoroso Bond -- Found Deceased June 25, 2015 on Deer Island -- Winthrop, MA

Post by Freckles on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:42 pm

From above given link:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/18/break-made-baby-doe-deer-island-girl-case-authorities-say/wLIDYWKmrIBZZgBExcWRsI/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter

Do see the pics near end of story.
Do watch the short vid taken at Bella's last birthday when she turned 2 years old.
It seems to me both the bf and the mother have drug problems.
Listen to the mother's voice...and check out the bf.
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Post by Freckles on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:48 pm

Neighbors may have "suspected" Baby Doe's identity?
And they said nothing...

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/18/neighbors-say-they-didn-make-connection-baby-doe-deer-island-girl-case/s58tkf5mRxtepG1YRBy9FO/story.html?p1=Article_Related_Box_Article_More
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Thread title change

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:54 pm

Hi, everyone!

Just want you all to know that I changed the thread title  .. as I indicated I would when the child was identified . .. in the first comment on Page 1.

With all due respect, I changed it to Bella Amoroso Bond versus "unidentified female child."

I am so happy this innocent little "angel" has been identified.



~ ~ ~ Rest in peace, Bella!  ~ ~ ~
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:56 pm


Thanks for all of the updates!

I have been unavailable this afternoon and now I will read the updated articles everyone posted.
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Post by Freckles on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:57 pm

Weeziethm wrote:Boston officials identify 'Baby Doe,' as mother, boyfriend questioned in death

They feel they have the perpetrators of this crime," Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo said at the same press conference.

DeLeo said the mother and boyfriend are blaming each other in the child's death

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/18/search-warrant-executed-at-boston-home-in-connection-with-baby-doe/?intcmp=hpbt4
Earlier, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo said McCarthy was being treated at a Boston hospital for drug issues.

Thanks, Weezie!

From your link:

"...Earlier, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo said McCarthy was being treated at a Boston hospital for drug issues. ..."
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Post by Freckles on Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:05 pm

This dog has more compassion, more common sense than those neighbors:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/18/dog-stands-guard-for-week-in-washington-state-protecting-second-dog-trapped-in/?intcmp=trending
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Post by CuriousPortlander on Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:46 pm


Today's press conference:


(This has people talking over it; can't find any other version of it.)



Source:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf8hq6AUqdc

(Thanks for renaming the topic, Ann!)


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Re: Bella Amoroso Bond -- Found Deceased June 25, 2015 on Deer Island -- Winthrop, MA

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:44 pm


Many pics of Bella Bond at the following Link:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/18/break-made-baby-doe-deer-island-girl-case-authorities-say/wLIDYWKmrIBZZgBExcWRsI/picture.html?p1=Article_Gallery_More
Boston Globe - Boston, MA - 9/18/15

Photos of the girl who is at the center of the Baby Doe investigation.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:21 pm

5 Investigates: Mother claims boyfriend punched Bella, causing death (Video)

Boyfriend charged with murder, mother charged as accessory

UPDATED 10:59 PM EDT Sep 18, 2015



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http://www.wcvb.com/news/baby-doe-identified-5-investigates-reports/35348850
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:30 pm

Mother of Bella Bond posted meme: ‘I know how to hide a dead body’


The Facebook page of Rachelle Bond, a person of interest in Baby Doe case, includes smiling photos of her daughter Bella.
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By Eric Levenson @ejleven
Boston.com Staff | 09.18.15 | 6:18 PM


Rachelle Bond, the mother of the child authorities have identified as Bella Bond whose body was found on Deer Island this summer, shared an image on Facebook of a meme from Friday the Thirteenth with this overlaid text in March 2014.

“I’m the kind of friend who will help you hide a dead body, but if you betray me, just remember: I KNOW HOW TO HIDE A DEAD BODY,” the posting reads.

Bond added her own text as a caption: “That’s right. Keep F[-----] with ‘MY FAMILY’!!! Get it together.”

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http://www.boston.com/news/2015/09/18/mother-bella-bond-posted-meme-know-how-hide-dead-body/lZYg6Qu7v0FYuS0L2bwriJ/story.html
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:37 pm

Bella Bond's father discusses 'Baby Doe' investigation (Video)

Posted: Sep 18, 2015 3:09 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 18, 2015 10:26 PM CDT


Reported by Brandon Gunnoe



LYNN, Mass. (WHDH) - The father of Bella Bond on Friday said he does not believe the girl's mother hurt her.

The body of "Baby Doe," whom investigators have now identified as 2-year-old Bella Bond, was discovered on Deer Island in June. Since then, investigators have worked tirelessly to identify her.

The girl's mother, 40-year-old Rachelle Bond and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Michael McCarthy, have been arrested in connection with the girl's death. Rachelle Bond is facing charges for accessory after the fact of murder and McCarthy is facing charges for murder.

Joe Amoroso, the girl's father, said State Police questioned him this morning about what he knew and what Bella’s mother had told him.

“I know with all my heart that Rachelle would never do anything to hurt anybody,” he said. “I was with the woman. This is the mother of my child.”

Amoroso has been in Florida and returned to Massachusetts in August.

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http://www.whdh.com/story/30065615/man-who-claims-to-be-bella-bonds-father-discusses-baby-doe-investigation
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:56 pm


Rachelle Bond/Facebook
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IMAGES: What we know about Rachelle Bond and Bella

Posted: Sep 18, 2015 11:03 AM CDT
Updated: Sep 18, 2015 4:55 PM CDT


(MyFoxBoston.com) -- Police have charged Bella's mother, Rachelle Bond, as an accessory after the fact. Bond's boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, has been charged with murder.

A search warrant was issued for an apartment on Maxwell Street in Dorchester Thursday afternoon.

FOX25 spoke with a woman who described herself as Bella's godmother. She said she was there when Bella was born and cared for the little girl for weeks at a time. She said it has been more than a year since she last saw Bella. Police said Bella was 2.5 years old at the time of the death.

The godmother described Bella as a smart little girl with a nice personality who loved country music. She said her nickname was "Neveah," which is Heaven spelled backwards. Police said that was the little girl's middle name.

According to documents, Rachelle Bond was arrested in 2010 on Dorchester Avenue for prostitution. She pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to one year probation. She was also ordered to submit to random drug testing and to stay away from Dorchester Avenue.

The Department of Children and Families has had contact with baby Bella twice, sources said.  

From August to December of 2012, DCF provided support for neglect. After the services were provided, the case was closed. Between June and September of 2013, DCF provided additional support for neglect. Again, the case was closed after the services were provided.


~Snipped~

A source said that between 2001 and 2006, DCF terminated parental rights regarding two of Bond’s other children. One remains with the maternal grandmother. The other was adopted by a non-related family.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:09 am

Boston's 'Baby Doe' identified; mother and man face charges (Videos)

By Ray Sanchez and David Shortell, CNN
Updated 10:03 PM ET, Fri September 18, 2015 | Video Source: WCVB

(CNN)—Her name was Bella, a child whose very name means beauty, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Friday.

For 85 days -- since her remains were found, wrapped in a trash bag on a rocky shoreline in Boston Harbor -- the young girl had been known only as "Baby Doe."

~Snipped~

The couple will be arraigned on Monday. Neither of them, or lawyers representing them, had commented on the case as of Friday.

~Snipped~

There is a case history with the girl

The state Department of Children and Families was briefly involved with Bella as an infant, but have not had a case with the girl's family in more than two years, according to department spokeswoman Rhonda Mann.

"Since June, the department has been working closely with law enforcement on exploring dozens of leads in hopes to identify the little girl found on Deer Island," Mann said in a statement. "Now that we know her name, the story is no less tragic ... Our thoughts are with Bella's extended family as the investigation into her death continues."

Between 2001 and 2006, child welfare authorities terminated Bond's parental rights over two other children, an agency official said. One child remains in the custody of the maternal grandmother; the other was adopted by an unrelated family, according to the official.

The official said the agency provided services for Bella in August and December of 2012 and again in June and September of 2013 following neglect complaints regarding the child.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:27 am

Neighbors left heartbroken after learning of Bella's death (Video)

Baby Doe identified as Bella Bond, of Dorchester

UPDATED 11:39 PM EDT Sep 18, 2015

BOSTON —Neighbors of Bella Bond say learning the crime was connected so close to home left them stunned and heartbroken.

They didn't know Bella, but that doesn't matter to them. The violent killing of the innocent girl has struck a powerful chord.

"The kids wanted to actually come," one neighbor said. "It's crazy what happened. That's why I don't have my voice now. From crying."

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http://www.wcvb.com/news/neighbors-left-heartbroken-after-learning-of-bellas-death/35362910
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Post by Freckles on Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:29 am

From above link:
http://www.boston.com/news/2015/09/18/mother-bella-bond-posted-meme-know-how-hide-dead-body/lZYg6Qu7v0FYuS0L2bwriJ/story.html

Photo #21 shows Bella wearing the polka dot bottoms she was found in...
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Post by Mylife101 on Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:21 pm

This is another really sad story. Sad
I am glad that little Bella has her name back and that they have arrested her murderers.
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Post by Freckles on Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:11 pm

Video and text

Mother claims boyfriend punched 'Baby Doe,' causing death
Girl's body found on Deer Island in June

"..."She (the mother) tried to be responsible, but she was on drugs," said Yessiomora Torres. "She talked slurred, she’d come out and smoke a cigarette, her daughter would be crying."

"The mother and boyfriend are blaming each other for who harmed the child," said Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo, whose district includes Deer Island...."

http://www.wmtw.com/news/baby-doe-identified-wcvb-reports/35349040

(IMO, if she tried to be a responsible parent she would not have been doing drugs, allowing druggies and strange men around her child, and would have contacted LE BEFORE her child was injured...by another or herself! A responsible parent does NOT participate in the death, destruction of their own child AND then try to cover it up!!!)

Where were the warm and loving arms of the parent reassuring the child and shooing away the monsters at night?
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Post by Freckles on Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:24 pm

The fb page was Rachelle Bond




This is an INFO page about Rachelle Bond. Please like and get notifications to stay up to date on this sad case.
http://www.study2survive.com/bella-bond-found-dead-o


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Post by Freckles on Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:37 pm

The aunt to Bella speaks out:
Short vidhttp:
http://www.study2survive.com/bella-bonds-aunt-speaks-out/

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Post by Freckles on Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:37 pm

"....Bella Nevaeh Amoroso Bond had more names than people looking after her.

Her mother, Rachelle Bond, had alienated her family with her chronic addiction and the crimes she committed to feed her habit. She stole from her own family.

After more than a month trying to identify the little girl left dead, detectives found a clue, a place to start: pollen.

Neighbors remember a stream of sketchy men, straggling up the stairs at the house on Maxwell Street in Dorchester, like zombies, looking for a fix or sex or a place to crash. Most of them left soon enough in a haze of drugs and tumult. One of them, Michael McCarthy, stayed and Rachelle Bond told police he killed Bella by punching the 2-year-old girl repeatedly in the stomach. His mind and soul poisoned by heroin, she said he claimed the child was possessed by demons.

But those neighbors never made a call, even after noticing that Bella was gone. They never put two and two together. Their apathy or obliviousness or fear is easy to judge and harder to understand.

“It’s not my business,” one of the neighbors, Aileen Hermiz, said when asked why she didn’t do anything after noticing Bella was gone.

At least she was honest enough to say so. Many people who live in multiunit buildings like the one on Maxwell Street are afraid to get involved in others’ troubles, afraid that a punch in the face, a brick through a window, some slashed tires, or worse, are the reward for blowing a whistle. The disreputable men who flitted into Rachelle Bond’s apartment scared her neighbors. Her bizarre behavior made them uncomfortable. That doesn’t excuse their attitude, but it puts it in some context.

Some neighbors assumed Bella had been taken into state care, a not unreasonable assumption given her circumstances. But even if that were the case, why not call the police when you see that Baby Doe photo splashed all over front pages and TV screens?

How hard could it have been to make an anonymous call?

If neighbors thought the chaos Bella was living in or her sudden disappearance wasn’t any of their business, it certainly was the state’s business, and the Department of Children and Families had Bella on its radar. Rachelle Bond had lost custody of her two other children years before, and social workers had intervened in Bella’s case twice. But because Bella was just an infant when that last intervention took place two years ago, no one at DCF put two and two together, either.

It is easy to blame the government, and from what we know now it looks blindingly obvious that someone working for the state should have taken Bella away from a mother who would choose her next high and junkie boyfriend over her daughter. But at some point, in this case and in so many of the other grotesque cases of abused children burned into our consciousness for the last two years, you have to ask: where are the families in all this?

The answer is always the same, whether it was Jeremiah Oliver, the 5-year-old boy from Fitchburg who went missing without anyone noticing and whose body was disposed of just as callously as Bella’s, or countless cases that never make the news: the relatives who are often in the best position to notice and report that abuse or disappearance are too removed, too consumed by their own problems, too credulous, too frightened, too compromised, or too clueless to raise the alarm.


Bella’s aunt said she didn’t recognize her niece, even after seeing the digital image that was eerily similar to Bella. She described Bella as being about 5, when Bella was not yet 3.

Bella’s maternal grandmother, who helped raise Rachelle Bond’s two other children after they were removed by the state, didn’t recognize Baby Doe as her granddaughter because she had never seen Bella.

Bella’s biological father was out of her life and out of state for the last couple of years, but after he returned to Massachusetts recently he was in no rush to find his daughter.

Bella’s paternal grandmother thought the photo of Baby Doe looked like her granddaughter. But she didn’t act on that thought.

It is ineffably sad but undeniably true that far more concern was shown for Bella by strangers who never knew her than the relatives and neighbors who did. There have been several vigils for her at the spot where her body was found. On Friday, by sheer coincidence, as her identity was confirmed, a crowd that included Massachusetts Water Resources Authority workers and Winthrop officials and just ordinary people gathered to dedicate a memorial at the shoreline where she was found....."


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https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2015/09/19/cullen/gvQII5J4U1ynKRB2mPMpYM/story.html
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Post by Nan11 on Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:56 pm

Freckles wrote:This dog has more compassion, more common sense than those neighbors:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/18/dog-stands-guard-for-week-in-washington-state-protecting-second-dog-trapped-in/?intcmp=trending
Yup.  Sure does.
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Post by Freckles on Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:07 am

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

"...."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. ...."


http://www.newser.com/story/213119/father-speaks-out-in-death-of-baby-doe.html

I have questions here.
1. When did this bio/sperm donor last see his daughter? Or did he ever?
2. Is he on drugs on something???
3. When did he talk with Bella's bio mother that he could form any opinions on whatever he believes she may have told him?
4. See 3: When did he contact LE re what the bio mother told him?

And the best I have:
5. How well did the "know" each other before they got to "know" each other?
It appears they were having sexually relations in a public area inside a tent during a demonstration time and THEN he finds out she is a "prostitute"? She try to bill him after the fact? Or when she informed him she was pregnant and wanted support payments he got all moral or something???
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:35 am

Conceived in Occupy Boston Tent and Disposed in Garbage Bag, Baby Doe Haunts City’s Gimme Culture



by Daniel J. Flynn 19 Sep 2015  Boston, MA

Boston’s Baby Doe discarded in a garbage bag found on Deer Island was conceived in an Occupy Boston tent on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.


“That’s the story behind how me and Rachelle made this beautiful child,” Joseph Amoroso divulged to the Boston Herald about the conception of his daughter Bella Bond.

The case made international headlines at the start of the summer when a dog walker stumbled upon the decomposing remains of an unidentified child on Deer Island. The discovery that closed the summer revealed that another of the mother’s suitors, in an attempt to slay the demon that lived inside the 2 1/2 -year-old girl, allegedly murdered her instead. A city captivated by a computer-generated image this summer finally this week met the beautiful girl behind the picture—and the ugly adults in her life.

~Snipped~

Rachelle Bond appears the epitome of the “special interest” that the Occupy movement avoided talking about but ultimately represented. She subsisted off welfare, with speculation rampant about whether she kept collecting checks after the death of her daughter. She lived in Section 8 housing provided by the government. Before her boyfriend took away her third child, the state took away Rachelle Bond’s first and second to raise them for her—or at least secure people who loved kids more than crack to do so. Rachelle Bond’s interest in Occupy succeeding appears something akin to Lockheed Martin’s interest in the defense budget exploding.

The government’s generosity extended to her transgressions atop of her troubles. Bond’s record shows more than a dozen arrests in the past decade. She allegedly stole property and assaulted people. She sold drugs to a pregnant woman outside of a homeless shelter. And she traded sex for cash, with rates declining with her fortunes from $40 in 2008 to $20 in 2010. Yet, she remained free to allegedly act as an accessory after the fact to her daughter’s murder.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigated Bond for neglect of Bella. They call their involvement “brief” but the two cases remained open for nearly a third of the murdered child’s brief life. Despite Bond’s lengthy arrest record and the previous termination of her parental rights for two children, DCF left Bella in the home.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:18 am

Father of slain toddler tells how he learned of death



Joseph Amoroso, the biological father of Bella Bond, visited his daughter's memorial, erected at Deer Island in Winthrop on Saturday.

By Evan Allen and Laura Crimaldi | Globe Staff  September 20, 2015

Joseph Amoroso arrived in Boston several weeks back on what he said was a mission to meet his 2½-year-old daughter for the first time.

He visited Bella Bond’s home on Maxwell Street in Dorchester twice, he said, only to be told by the girl’s mother, Rachelle Bond, that the girl was on Cape Cod. Her darting eyes told a different story. By the end of last week, after they had spent about 24 hours together, he said, she told him the awful truth.
 
“Our daughter is dead,” Amoroso claimed Bond confessed to him. “The guy that’s been living in my house murdered our daughter.”

~Snipped~

Amoroso said he was sickened by what he had learned and that he and Bond talked about whether they should go to the police or FBI. They never did. He said Bond sent a text alerting someone else that Bella was dead and that person notified police. However, that assertion could not be confirmed.

~Snipped~

On Saturday, Amoroso, a lean man with a shaved head and a lengthy criminal record in Florida, sat on the wooden railing overlooking the Deer Island beach where his daughter’s body was discovered, his Bible resting at his side, and laid out a sad and strange story of Bella’s life and death.

Conley’s spokesman, Jake Wark, declined to comment on the substance of Amoroso’s account, saying that prosecutors have avoided discussing the facts of the case since the arrest.

“We will present our case at arraignment, based on the facts and evidence developed since June 25,” Wark said.

Amoroso said he and Bond were homeless when they met, and Bella was conceived in a tent in the Occupy Boston encampment downtown. But Amoroso said he did not stick around to meet his daughter, who was born in August 2012: He had discovered Bond’s long history of arrests for drugs and prostitution, he said, and judged her harshly. He moved to Florida, he said, where he had grown up, and got married to someone else.

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Post by Freckles on Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:10 pm

^^^^
From above link:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/19/how-could-the-state-not-know-baby-doe.html


"....Last year, four-year-old Jeremiah Oliver was found dead on the side of a highway. DCF officials later acknowledged that they had failed to do home visits, according to The Boston Globe.

Earlier this summer, a 7-year-old boy fell into a coma after his father allegedly beat him and denied him food or drink. The child had lost somewhere between 12-15 pounds. But a DCF worker, who had met him just two weeks before he slipped into the coma, didn’t see cause to remove him from that home.

Last month, a two-year-old was found dead and

another toddler was in dire shape inside a foster home that a DCF worker had visited just three days before the child’s death.

A recent study shows that more than 180 children were abused or neglected while in state custody last year. ...."

(I took the liberty to break this paragraph into sections.)
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Post by Freckles on Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:30 pm

This is written about another child who was beaten almost to death but came out of the coma the day the plug was to pulled. Ten years has brought WHAT changes???

Haleigh Poutre, Mass. (again)


"....The adoptive parents of Haleigh Poutre — now Haleigh Arnett, a 21-year-old woman who loves music and Disney, but cannot walk or use the bathroom on her own — say the same state system that failed Haleigh is continuing to fail other children.

Her adoptive father, Keith A. Arnett, 45, and adoptive mother, Rebekah E. Arnett, 42, said the state is still making the same mistakes with other people's children that it made with Haleigh. The state, they said, is not learning from its mistakes.

"Policies and procedures fall by the wayside and kids are not being taken care of," Mr. Arnett said in a phone interview. "It is maddening. If society can't take care of its children, what does that say? Haleigh is paying the price like no other for a system failure. It is sad that this was allowed to happen, and it probably could have been prevented. It is pretty intense for me. We've gone through a lot to adopt Haleigh - so many studies, checking backgrounds. We're squeaky clean, but it was invasive and totally over the top. Then, with a kid like Jeremiah Oliver, they missed eight visits and didn't review the case and the kid ends up dead, and the Hardwick boy is in a coma. That is inexcusable."..."

"....The system is so big it doesn't look at kids as individuals - just policies and procedures - and that is where the system really got it wrong. They are so far removed from what the realities are."

When Mr. Patrick overhauled the state's child welfare system in 2008, cases like those were supposed to undergo a special review by a state board, if the department receives three or more reports of suspected child abuse. The results of that review were intended to be evaluated by prosecutors and police.

At the time, Mr. Patrick said the new law was "a giant step forward," and that "nobody wants tragedies to repeat themselves."

Yet, DCF's failure to follow that law since, has in some cases, led to child deaths or severe injuries more than 10 years after the Poutre case that initially inspired the change....."

http://www.wcvb.com/news/adoptive-parents-of-abused-girl-say-state-system-failed-her/35374344

(If a dog bites a person ONCE the dog is removed from its home and usually euthanized. A child, however, can be beaten or mistreated THREE TIMES before removal from the environment????)
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Post by Freckles on Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:53 pm

Investigators eye motive, cause of death in 'Baby Doe' case

"..... The Globe reports Bella's body was placed in a refrigerator before it was disposed of, according to officials briefed on the case said...."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/19/investigators-eye-motive-cause-death-in-baby-doe-case/?intcmp=ob_article_sidebar_video&intcmp=obinsite
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Post by Weeziethm on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:24 am

Accused killer claimed Bella Bond was ‘demon,’ prosecutors say

...lots of information and photos in this article.

A lifelong friend helped lead police to the couple now accused in the death of Bella Bond, a prosecutor said in court Monday morning as the little girl’s mother and her boyfriend made their first court appearance in the “Baby Doe” case.

Michael P. McCarthy was ordered held without bail on a murder charge, and the girl’s mother, Rachelle D. Bond, was held on $1 million bail on charges that she was an accessory after the fact to the killing. Both are also accused of improper disposal of a body.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/21/mother-and-boyfriend-bella-bond-due-boston-court-face-accessory-and-murder-charges/LXL8d0kDGe4nCknfEwUPpJ/story.html
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Post by Freckles on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:43 am

Wow. That is a tough story to read, Weezie.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/21/mother-and-boyfriend-bella-bond-due-boston-court-face-accessory-and-murder-charges/LXL8d0kDGe4nCknfEwUPpJ/story.html

"....Also Monday, Bella’s biological father sat in the courtroom near the front.

Joseph Amoroso, 32, said that Bond told him about Bella’s death last Wednesday. Amoroso did not contact authorities with the information, the Globe has reported.

“It was tremendously hard ... probably one of the hardest things I’ve had to sit through,” Amoroso said, adding that Bond was emotional as she revealed the details...."

So. Several days prior to authorities being told by another source the father knew and he did nothing? Oddly, he had stated earlier he had hopes to someday forgive the mother for the child's death. IMO, he is grandstanding. Forgive her for killing her child??? No way... He is trying to deflect from the fact HE FAILED to even notify authorities himself!!!
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Post by Weeziethm on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:43 am

....I hope justice is swift and harsh.

'She was a demon': Suspect in 'Baby Doe' murder obsessed with occult, prosecutors say

The next court date is set for Oct. 20

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/21/mom-boyfriend-charged-in-baby-doe-case-to-be-arraigned/?intcmp=hpbt1
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Post by Weeziethm on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:44 am

Yes Freckles....it seems poor little Bella was thrown out by everyone around her. Gut wrenching.

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Post by Freckles on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:50 am

Info on the chief prosecutor, David Deakin.
He appears to be a "bulldog" as was Juan Martinez with the Jodi Arias case.

"....By title, Deakin is head of the Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau in the DA’s office. He became a specialist in such cases early in his career. After graduating from Harvard Law School — where he played a lot of lunchtime basketball with classmate Barack Obama — he was hired by then-Norfolk District Attorney William Delahunt.

After a few years he was recruited into the Suffolk district attorney’s office, where he is now a trusted member of District Attorney Daniel Conley’s inner circle.

“David is a lawyer who literally could do anything he wanted anywhere he wanted and could be making quite a bit more than he’s earning with me,” Conley said Sunday. “He has the pedigree you see in top law firms — Williams College, Harvard Law School. But he’s chosen to do this work. It’s difficult, it’s emotionally draining. You really need someone of his ability and skill set. His cases involve the most violated, the most wounded, the people who can’t speak for themselves.”...."

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/20/prosecutor-david-deakin-will-seek-justice-for-baby-bella/ndJzOHel5X4RaijQLAf0HO/story.html?p1=Article_Recommended_ReadMore
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Post by Freckles on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:55 am

"....“Half the time she was crying,” said Siomy Torres, who lived next door and whose daughter played with the little girl.

Torres said that a steady stream of different, seemingly strung-out men made their way in and out of Bond’s apartment. She could often hear them fighting, and Bella crying.

About a year ago, Torres said, Bond told her that her then-boyfriend was trying to potty train Bella by exposing himself to her. Horrified, Torres said, she told Bond that she had to kick him out. Torres never saw him again, but he was quickly replaced by another man...."

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/18/baby-bella-was-happy-despite-hard-life/aqBjp1CNu4seVXPLGizxvN/story.html


(The ugliness this tiny girl was exposed to just does not seem to end...)
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Post by Freckles on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:59 am

Weeziethm wrote:....I hope justice is swift and harsh.

'She was a demon': Suspect in 'Baby Doe' murder obsessed with occult, prosecutors say

The next court date is set for Oct. 20

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/21/mom-boyfriend-charged-in-baby-doe-case-to-be-arraigned/?intcmp=hpbt1

Demons??? Demons???
They ARE the demons!
A sweet little child is NO match for drugged out junkies!Cell
What scum they are!
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Post by CuriousPortlander on Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:30 pm


'Baby Doe' Murder: Prosecutors Reveal New Details During Court Hearing

By EMILY SHAPIRO and MICHELE McPHEE
14 minutes ago
Good Morning America


Prosecutors revealed new details today in the death of the girl nicknamed "Baby Doe" as her mother and her mother's boyfriend appeared in a Massachusetts courtroom in connection with her death.

...Michael McCarthy, 35, who has been charged with Bella's murder, went to the little girl's bedroom one night to console her, prosecutors said in court today.

The girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, 40, didn't hear a sound for awhile and went back to check -- and that's when she allegedly found McCarthy standing over Bella’s mattress on the floor. Bella’s head appeared to be swollen and gray, prosecutors said.

Bond allegedly knew at that moment her daughter was dead, prosecutors said, and she asked McCarthy what he had done. McCarthy allegedly said the girl was a demon and it was her time to die, prosecutors added.

McCarthy and Bond allegedly put Bella's body in a refrigerator and later weighed it down and put it in Boston Harbor, prosecutors said.

...The friend said that McCarthy and Bond yelled at Bella and McCarthy would lock her in a closet, prosecutors said.

McCarthy and Bond were also both charged with improper disposition of a human body.

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Raw video: Arraignments for mother, mother's boyfriend in Bella Bond's death




Published Sept. 21, 2015

Source:  WMUR TV:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dclhIWsDYY
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Boyfriend of Baby Doe’s mother held without bail; mom’s bail set at $1 million

Posted 7:51 am, September 21, 2015, by CNN Wire, Updated at 11:59am, September 21, 2015

...A lifelong friend of McCarthy’s, who had previously lived with McCarthy and Bond, told authorities that the pair had claimed that the state Department of Children and Families had taken the girl, Deakin said.

The pal was walking with Bond one day when Bond told him that she had recently quit using drugs. When the friend suggested she might be able to get Bella back now that she was clean, Bond broke down in tears, Deakin said, relaying the friend’s account.

“I’ll never see my daughter again,” Bond allegedly told the friend before explaining that McCarthy had killed Bella and that she had helped McCarthy dispose of the body, according to Deakin.

...The father acknowledged to reporters Monday that he left Bond after finding out she was pregnant three years ago and married another woman. He had returned to Boston, he said, to be Bella’s father but arrived too late. Though he never met Bella, he spoke to her on the phone, always asked about her when he spoke with Bond and sent money for the girl, he said.

He sympathizes with Bond, he told reporters Monday, but he holds the state Department of Children and Families responsible for his daughter’s death. Realizing Bella was in a bad situation, Amoroso called the department in hopes that they would remove Bella from the home. His mother called the department as well, he said.

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House Speaker calling for DCF updates after death of child

Posted: Sep 21, 2015 4:03 PM PST
Updated: Sep 21, 2015 4:04 PM PST


BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo plans to ask the Department of Children and Families for an update on their policies following the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond, which he said exposed "broader failures within the system."

DeLeo said he wants DCF to give House lawmakers details on actions they've taken since the 2013 case of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who went missing from his home after social workers lost track of him and whose remains were later found alongside a state highway.

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"....The man accused of killing 2-year-old Bella Bond -- known as “Baby Doe” after her decomposing body was found wrapped in a blanket near Boston Harbor in June -- was obsessed with demons and exorcism and dismissed his brutal handiwork by saying "it was her time to die," prosecutors said during an emotional arraignment Monday.

The chilling details related to the girl’s murder were revealed during the arraignments of Rachelle Bond, Bella’s mother, and Michael McCarthy, Bond’s live-in boyfriend. McCarthy, who has been ordered held without bail, is charged with murder.

“She was a demon anyway and it was her time to die,” McCarthy allegedly told Bond, after the mother found him standing over her while she lay dead in her bed. ...."


"....The unidentified friend lived with McCarthy and Bond for a short period last winter and moved out because he was “appalled” by the couple’s treatment of Bella, prosecutors said. The friend told authorities that the two would yell at and “demean” Bella and he observed Bond spank Bella.

The friend also saw McCarthy lock the girl in a closet for more than a half hour on at least two occasions. Bella reportedly screamed to be let out, but McCarthy allegedly told his friend, “She was possessed by demons and that’s why she required that punishment.” McCarthy had allegedly become interested in the occult and police found several books on demons and demonology when they executed a search warrant on the home this month....."


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/21/mom-boyfriend-charged-in-baby-doe-case-to-be-arraigned/?intcmp=hplnws
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:25 pm

Mother, Boyfriend Charged in Killing of ‘Baby Doe’ Had Yelled, Spanked and Locked Her in Closet: Witness

Posted 4:56 AM, September 23, 2015, by CNN Wire, Updated at 05:02am, September 23, 2015

~Snipped~

To hear police and prosecutors tell it, Michael McCarthy thought the brown-eyed Bella was a demon and killed her — perhaps by repeatedly punching her in the stomach, perhaps by suffocating her — and Bond helped him dispose of the body. They both stand charged in her murder.

Lawyers for Bond and McCarthy present starkly different accounts: McCarthy alleges Bond told him Bella was in state custody and he had no reason to doubt her until police informed him Bella was dead, while Bond claims McCarthy killed the girl and then injected Bond with heroin, threatening to kill her if she tried to contact police.

Pointing fingers

While the jury will doubtless face tough questions, the state Department and Children and Families is facing vexing queries of its own, namely: Are its policies, practices or past actions in Bella’s case to blame in the girl’s death?

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Post by CuriousPortlander on Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:54 pm


Children's Agency to Be Investigated for Its Handling of the Bella Bond Case

By Tara Fowler   09/29/2015 AT 03:55 PM EDT

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has announced that the Department of Children & Families will be investigated for its handling of the Bella Bond case.

...Among those reforms is a new standardized policy for assessing the level of risk facing a child, which will include a mandatory review of every family member's history with DCF, a "parental capacity assessment" and criminal background checks, according to a press release from the governor's office.

...In the meantime, Gov. Baker has ordered an independent review of how Bella's case was handled, which will be carried out by the Office of the Child Advocate.

Immediately after "Baby Doe" was found but still unidentified, DCF conducted a sweep of open cases in which the organization checked its records for any possible children that could have been the dead child. Because Bella's case had been closed out, her name did not come up in the sweep.

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