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Sentencing of Bella Bond's Mother Pushed to July

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    Rachelle Bond, the mother of Bella Bond, was initially set to be sentenced one day after Michael McCarthy's conviction for the child's murder.

    (Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017)

    A judge pushed back the sentencing of Bella Bond's mother to July after accepting the terms of her plea agreement a day after her mother's ex-boyfriend was convicted of murdering the 2-year-old girl.

    Rachelle Bond was expected to be sentenced to time served Tuesday. However, Bond's sentencing was pushed back to July 12 because of issues with finding an inpatient substance abuse treatment, which was an agreed upon condition of her release.

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    Janice Bassil, an attorney representing Rachelle Bond, discusses her client's future after Michael McCarthy's conviction in the murder of her daughter, Bella Bond. Bassil says her team is looking for a place for Rachelle Bond to go upon her release from prison.

    (Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017)

    Bond was not present in the courtroom Tuesday morning.

    Prosecutors previously said they're asking that Bond be sentenced to the time she's already served in jail plus probation. 

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

    A computer-generated image of the girl was shared by millions on social media by authorities trying to determine her identity. 

    Bond pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory after the fact for helping McCarthy dispose of the body. 

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