BANGOR — Maine State Police say the mother and stepfather of a 10-year-old Stockton Springs girl were arrested just after 5 p.m and both were charged with murder.
The charges stem from the death of Marissa Kennedy, who reportedly died at a Stockton Springs condominium where the family was staying, according to a news release from the Maine State Police, issued Monday evening, Feb. 26.
Julio Carrillo, 51, and his wife, 33-year-old Sharon Carillo were both arrested at the State Police offices in Bangor, where they had been interviewed by detectives. The two were taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast and will likely appear in court in Belfast, either Tuesday or Wednesday.
One of the adults had called for an ambulance around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, concerning an unresponsive child, the state police said. The girl was found deceased when first responders arrived and State Police detectives were called to investigate the death.
The family had been staying at a condo at 7 Harbor View Drive, which is owned by the mother’s parents. There were two other young children, aged one and two, in the home and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services took custody of them Sunday.
An autopsy was conducted today by the State Medical Examiners Office, which determined the death to be a homicide. Working with the Maine Attorney General’s Office, detectives were authorized to arrest the couple late this afternoon.
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