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Sentencing of 'Baby Doe' mom delayed until July 12

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Posted at 10:31 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 10:44:04-04

The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island is expected to remain behind bars for about two more weeks.

Rachelle Bond was to be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in February to being an accessory after the fact in the death of her daughter, Bella Bond. Instead, the judge reset the date for July 12 because no beds were available for Bond at inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities.

The judge said there were no objections to the prosecution's request that Bond be sentenced to time served, plus probation.

Bond and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, were arrested in September 2015 in the killing earlier that year of Bella.

McCarthy was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the girl's death and faces sentencing Wednesday.