(NEWSER) – More disturbing details have surfaced in theBaby Doe case ahead of a court hearing today. A law enforcement source tells CNN that 2-year-old Bella Bond was punched by her mother's boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, because he believed the little girl was possessed.
Investigation insiders tell the Boston Globe that Bella's mother, Rachelle Bond, has said McCarthy punched the girl in the stomach until she died. The sources say that Bella's body, which washed up on a Boston Harbor beach in June, was refrigerated for some time before it was disposed of. McCarthy has been charged with murder and Bond has been charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact. Both are due in court today, CNN reports.