BOSTON —The jury in the murder trial of a man charged with killing a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe deliberated for about two hours Tuesday without reaching a verdict and 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 that the girl’s mother is the real killer and created a “web of lies” to blame him.

A prosecutor conceded that 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.


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