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Carrillo murder case
  • Published
    February 21, 2020

    Sharon Kennedy sentenced to 48 years in jail

    Sharon Carillo, now known as Sharon Kennedy, was sentenced to 48 years in prison and ordered to pay $6,100 in restitution to the state for her role in the 2018 death of her 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy. Kennedy's estranged husband, Julio Carrillo, was sentenced in August 2019 to 55 years after pleading guilty to murdering Marissa, who was his stepdaughter. According to previous reports, Marissa was found ...

  • Published
    December 19, 2019

    Jury finds Sharon Carrillo guilty of murder in death of 10-year-old daughter

    Jurors found Sharon Carrillo guilty on Wednesday of murdering her 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy, in an abuse case that shocked Mainers and revealed fatal flaws in the state's child welfare system. Jurors deliberated for about 4 1/2 hours before emerging with their unanimous decision. Carrillo began to cry as the jury foreman announced the verdict and then sobbed while shaking her head as she was led from ...

  • Published
    December 16, 2019

    Mother describes woman charged with murder as a ‘child in a woman’s body’

    A former neighbor saw Julio Carrillo forcefully smack 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy in the head, and other neighbors practically broke down Julio and Sharon Carrillo's apartment door to stop suspected abuse. “We had gone down there and … were pounding on it, telling him to 'Stop beating your kids, stop beating your wife,'” one former neighbor, Ethan Miele, told jurors Friday, the sixth day of Sharon Carrillo's ...

  • Published
    December 12, 2019

    Girl’s heart ‘gave out’ after months of abuse, doctor tells jurors

    Marissa Kennedy's 10-year-old heart simply “gave out” from the constant stress of pain, infections and injuries caused by months of chronic physical abuse, the state medical examiner testified Wednesday. Dr. Mark Flomenbaum said he recorded between 40 and 50 “distinct blunt-force injuries” on Marissa's body as well as a lacerated liver, blood on her brain, three semi-healed broken ribs, and deep wounds to her ...

  • Published
    December 3, 2019

    Jury selection set to begin for mother charged with fatally abusing daughter

    Jury selection is expected to begin this week in the trial of a Stockton Springs woman accused of killing her 10-year-old daughter in an abuse case that revealed gaps in Maine's child protection system. Sharon Carrillo, 34, is charged with depraved indifference murder in the February 2018 death of her daughter, Marissa Kennedy, following what police and prosecutors say was months of extreme physical abuse. ...

  • Published
    August 28, 2019

    Julio Carrillo sentenced to 55 years for murdering 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy

    A judge has sentenced a Stockton Springs man to 55 years in prison for the brutal murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter. Julio Carrillo, 52, pleaded guilty last month to killing Marissa Kennedy, who was beaten repeatedly for months before she died from her injuries. Carrillo wept as he spoke in court Aug. 28, and at times, his words were unintelligible as he cried. “I am so sorry, I am so sorry, Marissa,” Julio ...

  • Published
    July 22, 2019

    Julio Carrillo pleads guilty to stepdaughter's murder

    A Stockton Springs man has pleaded guilty to murdering his 10-year-old stepdaughter, while his wife is expected to go to trial on the same charge. Julio Carrillo, 52, changed his plea Monday in a hearing at the Waldo County Judicial Center in Belfast. He did not reach an agreement about prison time with prosecutors, so a judge will sentence him next month. The minimum sentence for murder is 25 years, but the ...

  • Published
    July 16, 2019

    Stockton man accused of killing 10-year-old stepdaughter will plead guilty to murder

    Julio Carrillo will plead guilty to murder in the death of his 10-year-old stepdaughter. Maine Attorney General's Office spokesman Marc Malon confirmed Monday that the office's Criminal Division was notified of Carrillo's plea change. Malon said the state will seek a life sentence for Carrillo. In a separate development Monday, an attorney for Carrillo's wife said he plans to ask the Attorney General's Office to ...

  • Published
    June 7, 2019

    Judge: Separate trials; Sharon Carrillo's statements will be admitted

    The mother and stepfather charged with murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl will have separate trials. The decision comes after Sharon Carrillo put the blame for Marissa Kennedy's death on her husband. Her attorneys have claimed in court documents that she and her daughter were both victims of physical and sexual abuse at Julio Carrillo's hands. While the judge agreed to sever the trials, he denied another ...

  • Published
    May 3, 2019

    Sharon Carrillo takes stand in preliminary hearing

    During about 25 minutes of testimony today, Sharon Carrillo admitted that she lied to police about the circumstances of her daughter's death but said she did it because she was afraid her husband would hurt her if she did not lie. Sharon and Julio Carrillo are both accused of causing the death of 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy on Feb. 25, 2018, at the Stockton Springs condominium where the family lived. On Friday, ...

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