BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a man charged with killing a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach has told jurors that the girl's mother is a "monster" who killed her own daughter.
Michael McCarthy is accused of killing the daughter of his ex-girlfriend Rachelle Bond in 2015.
A composite image of the girl was shared by millions on social media after she was dubbed Baby Doe by authorities trying to determine her identity.
McCarthy's lawyer told jurors during closing arguments Tuesday that the girl's mother created a "web of lies" to blame McCarthy.
Bond pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact and says she helped McCarthy dispose of the body.
A prosecutor conceded in his closing argument that Rachelle Bond behaved badly, but said there's no evidence she killed her daughter.