BOSTON (AP) — The father of the toddler known for months as Baby Doe after her remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach has been freed on $200 bail after pleading not guilty to shoplifting charges.
Joseph Amoroso refused comment outside court Wednesday following his arraignment on a larceny charge for allegedly trying to steal about $600 worth of items Tuesday from a Boston Home Depot, including a $329 band saw.
According to the police report, Amoroso told the arresting officer: “Do you know who I am? … Now you can tell everyone you arrested baby Bella’s father.”
Amoroso is the father of 2-year-old Bella Bond, who was buried last week. Her remains were found in June.
Amoroso never met his daughter.
Bella’s mother’s boyfriend is charged with murder in her death.
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