'Baby Doe' dad says mother not to blame in death

Posted at 11:37 AM, Sep 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-19 14:37:15-04

The father of a 2-year-old girl identified almost three months after her remains were found on a Boston-area beach says he doesn't believe the toddler's mother caused her death.

Joseph Amoroso says 40-year-old Rachelle Bond told him her boyfriend, 35-year-old Michael McCarthy, fatally injured Bella Bond. Amoroso told WHDH-TV and the Boston Herald he believes Rachelle Bond.

McCarthy is charged with murder and Bond as an accessory after the fact. Neither could be reached for comment. They are to be arraigned Monday.

Amoroso told WHDH-TV that Bond "would never, ever do anything to hurt anybody." The Associated Press could not locate a phone listing for Amoroso.

A composite image of the unidentified girl was viewed by millions before authorities released her name Friday.