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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