Sources told ABC affiliate WCVB in Boston that there was a break in the case of the unknown 4-year-old girl who went viral as investigators tried to identify her body, and her identity might soon be confirmed.
Massachusetts officials believe that the 2-1/2-year-old girl whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach three months ago was murdered and on Friday arrested her mother and her mother's 35-year-old boyfriend, a county prosecutor said. "This child, whose very name means beauty, was murdered." Michael Patrick McCarthy, 35, has been arrested and charged with the girl's murder, Conley said. The girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, 40, was also arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact.
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — An NAACP leader in the Virginia town where students have been suspended over wearing Confederate flag emblems to school commended the teens Friday for standing up for their beliefs, but said he doesn't believe they understand the pain that the symbol brings to African Americans.
A deputy for the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples questioned on Friday the validity of the licenses he has issued since his boss' return. In a filing with the federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for not issuing marriage licenses, the attorney for deputy clerk Brian Mason said he has "some substantial questions" about the new licenses Davis altered and gave him to issue after she returned to work on Monday. Davis has directed him to sign the licenses as a notary public, instead of as a deputy county clerk, Mason's attorney, Richard Hughes, said in the documents.