Courts and Crime

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

Sharon Carrillo has been found guilty of depraved indifference murder in the beating death of her 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy.

The jury of eight men and four women deliberated about 4 1/2 hours. Carrillo cried as the verdict was read.

Carrillo faces 25 years to life in prison, and her sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 7.

Carrillo’s attorney Chris MacLean expressed disappointment with the verdict handed down in Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast. He says his client intends to fight for the lowest possible sentence.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

The fate of Sharon Carrillo now rests with a Waldo County Superior Court jury.

Two Bridges Regional Jail

Maine State Police have charged a Freeport man with murder in connection with the random stabbing death of 82-year-old James Pearson. The retired teacher and Christmas tree farmer was killed in the front yard of his home in Scarborough on Sunday.

An 82-year-old man was attacked in his front yard Sunday in the town of Scarborough and later died at a hospital, Maine State Police said.

Maine Insurer Is Arguing For Billions In ACA Money At The US Supreme Court Tuesday

Dec 10, 2019
Dreamstime/TNS / via Bangor Daily News

Three insurers — including one from Maine — will argue for $12 billion in suspended payments under the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in a long-running case against the federal government.

Today is the second day in the trial of Sharon Carrillo, who’s charged with depraved indifference murder for the abuse death of her 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy.

BOSTON - The Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a witness tampering charge against a Maine man convicted of mailing fatal cyanide to an Englishman.


After conducting a review of complaints made against the state's chief medical examiner, the Maine office of the Attorney General says it is standing by Dr. Mark Flomenbaum.

Maine State Police seized six tractor trailer trucks Friday, all owned by the same company, for allegedly failing to pay $75,000 in tolls over the past three years to the Maine Turnpike Authority.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Opening statements in the trial of Sharon Carrillo were delivered Friday in Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast. Carrillo is the mother charged with depraved indifference murder for the death of her 10-year old daughter, Marissa Kennedy, in February 2018. 

Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

AUGUSTA, Maine — After years of disagreement, the state of Maine, tribes and the federal government appear to agree that a long-running lawsuit over water quality standards is nearing its end, though procedural disagreements stand in the way.

A sting operation by a Maine police department found that lots of drivers haven't changed their habits in the wake of the state's new hands-free cell phone law for drivers.

In Defense Of The Defendants

Nov 29, 2019

Plea deals handed out and negotiated before defendants meet with the state’s free ‘Lawyer of the Day’ have Maine defense attorneys calling a constitutional foul.

MADISON, Maine - Maine's attorney general says officers involved in a 2017 fatal shooting of a man who killed three people acted in self-defense.

The Lewiston Police Department has released a video of the city's mayor-elect hitting a woman in a crosswalk with his van.