In a decision made Thursday, Superior Court Justice Robert Murray granted Sharon Carrillo's motion to have her trial held separately from her husband, Julio.
They're both accused of murder in the death of her daughter, Marissa Kennedy, in February 2018.
Sharon's attorneys contend she was abused by Julio.
Defense attorneys for Sharon Carrillo also filed a motion to suppress her statements made to police because she was a victim of domestic violence.
That motion to suppress Carrillo's taped confession was denied, according to court documents provided by Julio's attorney Darrick Banda to WVII/WFVX's southern Maine media partners, WGME.
According to court documents regarding the motion to sever, Julio's trial will be held first.