Sharon Carrillo sentencing postponed after Maine courts close due to weather

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 9:15am

    BELFAST — A woman set to be sentenced Friday morning for the depraved indifference murder of her then-10-year-old daughter has had her sentencing postponed after local courthouses were closed due to inclement weather. 

    Sharon Carrillo, 34, formerly of Stockton Springs, and her then-husband Julio Carrillo, 53, were arrested Feb. 26, 2018, the day after Marissa Kennedy was found deceased in the condo her family shared prior to her death. 

    Autopsy results determined that Marissa had died of Battered Child Syndrome after suffering months of daily abuse. 

    Julio Carrillo pled guilty to depraved indifference murder in Waldo County Superior Court in late August and was sentenced to 55 years in prison. 

    Sharon Carrillo, who has long maintained that she was not a participant in the abuse against her daughter, but rather a fellow victim of Julio Carrillo, decided to have her case tried before a jury. Following a nine-day trial, which began Dec. 7, Sharon was found guilty of depraved indifference murder Dec. 18, with her sentencing originally set for 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7. 

    It is not yet clear when Sharon’s sentencing will take place as the courts will not open until Monday, Feb. 10. 

    Sharon faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison as a result of her conviction, with prosecutors telling reporters after the verdict was read that they intend to seek a sentence of life in prison. 

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