Jurors deliberate in Baby Doe murder trial; no verdict yet
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BOSTON — The jury in the Massachusetts murder trial of a man charged with killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe has deliberated for about two hours without reaching a verdict and has left for the day.
Michael McCarthy is accused of killing the daughter of his ex-girlfriend Rachelle Bond in 2015.
McCarthy's lawyer told jurors during closing arguments Tuesday the girl's mother is the real killer and created a "web of lies" to blame him.
A prosecutor conceded Rachelle Bond behaved badly but said there's no evidence she killed her daughter.
Deliberations are set to resume Wednesday.
The little girl's body washed ashore on a Boston Harbor island. A composite image of the girl was shared by millions of people on social media after she was dubbed Baby Doe by authorities trying to determine her identity.