BELFAST – In the wake of the announcement that accused murderer Julio Carrillo has decided to admit to beating his stepdaughter to death, comes another twist in the story that one attorney says demonstrates Carrillo’s state of mind.
“There was a web of lies and sort of almost a delusional new life story created by Julio Carrillo designed to throw people off and lead people to believe things were very different in his family,” said Chris MacLean, attorney for Sharon Carrillo.
Months before Julio Carrillo was charged in the death of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, he reportedly told co-workers at two different stores that she had died and requested bereavement leave.
His wife, Sharon Carrillo, also is charged in the brutal beating death of her daughter, Marissa Kennedy.
When WVII/WFVX asked MacLean if he had heard about Julio Carrillo telling his co-workers that Marissa Kennedy had died six months before her actual death, he responded, “I have heard that. I do have some information about that.”
Julio Carrillo was working two jobs, one at a store in Searsport and another at a Belfast store.
A former co-worker said Julio Carrillo told employees that his stepdaughter Marissa beat her head against a wall and had to go to the hospital.
The following day, he informed them, she had died.
His former co-worker said, money was collected for Julio Carrillo and store employees got together to get him a meat plate to take home.
That was months before the elementary school girl’s actual death in February of last year.
The state medical examiner determined the child died after months of daily beatings.
“There was just a series of incredible and almost far-fetched stories and cover stories and lies designed to conceal what was really happening,” MacLean said. “All that we expect to be coming out in December in Sharon’s trial, if there has to be one.”
MacLean said he plans to ask the state to drop the charges against his client.
Julio Carrillo is scheduled to change his plea at 1 p.m. on Monday.
The state has already said they are going to ask for a life sentence.