Both Carrillos remain in jail following alleged late February murder of Marissa Kennedy

Sharon Carrillo, attorneys to attempt to annul marriage to husband/co-defendant in murder trial

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 8:30pm

Sharon Carrillo will appear in Wiscasset District Court Jan. 3, for a hearing about a petition filed by her attorney to annul her marriage to co-defendant Julio Carrillo.

According to Sharon Carrillo’s attorney, Chris MacLean Esq, of Camden Law, the petition was filed on the grounds that, “Julio Carrillo secretly had one or more prior wives that he was not divorced from when he married Sharon Carrillo.”

Both Carrillos have been incarcerated at Two Bridges County Jail following their February 26 arrest, with both charged with depraved indifference murder in relation to the death of Sharon’s 10-year-old daughter Marissa Kennedy.

Kennedy was discovered deceased by first responders at the family’s then Stockton Springs home, which was also shared by Julio and Sharon Carrillo’s two toddler children. Sharon Carrillo gave birth to the couple’s third child while incarcerated.

Emergency personnel had been summoned to the home by the Carrillos, who allegedly admitted in subsequent interviews that both had engaged in months of prolonged abuse, including almost daily beatings.

Sharon Carrillo will be present and will testify at the hearing, which will take place at 3:30 p.m.

It is unclear whether Julio Carrillo will attend. 

Julio and Sharon are expected to stand trial for the 2018 murder in August. 


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Sen. Thibodeau calls on Governor for investigation into DHHS following girl's murder 

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Sen. Thibodeau issues statement following LePage remarks on murdered 10-year-old

Update: State investigation into Marissa Kennedy's death to take place in two phases 

Sharon, Julio Carrillo indicted for murder of 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy

Attorney for Sharon Carrillo seeks bail reduction, cites spousal abuse 

Maine Children's Trust donations grow following Stockton Spring girl's death 

Sharon Carrillo lawyer accuses state of deception

Carrillos plead not guilty to charges of murdering 10-year-old

Tensions run high in Waldo County Court as Sharon Carrillo lawyers argue to have prosecutors disqualified

Carrillo prosecutors to remain on casejudge decides

Maine Supreme Court to decide whether Sharon Carrillo prosecutors stay on case

Mother accused of beating daughter to death gives birth to healthy baby boy

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