BELFAST – An attorney for accused murderer Sharon Carrillo says he plans to ask the state to drop charges against his client, now that her husband has announced he plans to admit to killing her daughter.
Her husband and accused murderer Julio Carrillo has decided to admit to beating his 10-year-old stepdaughter, Marissa Kennedy, to death in a Stockton Springs condo during February of 2018.
“The state might be satisfied at this point that they’ve got the person who really was responsible for Marissa Kennedy’s death,” said Chris MacLean, attorney for Sharon Carrillo. “If they get a life sentence in the case, they may feel that justice has been done.”
Kennedy died after months of beatings, the medical examiner has said.
Last month, Justice Robert Murray decided the couple would be tried separately. Julio Carrillo’s murder trial was originally scheduled to begin in August.
Sharon Carrillo’s trial is scheduled to begin in December.