Julio Carrillo

BELFAST, Maine - A judge is requiring the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to release more than 1,000 pages of records pertaining to a 10-year-old girl who was beaten to death in February 2018.

An autopsy reports Marissa Kennedy was beaten to death in Stockton Springs.  Prosecutors say the girl was "systematically tortured" over several months until her "heart gave out."

Sharon Carrillo currently faces charges for her alleged role in her daughter's death.

The child's stepfather, Julio Carrillo, was sentenced to 55 years in prison in August.

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Julio Carrillo has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the death of his stepdaughter Marissa Kennedy.

Carrillo was sentenced in Waldo County Superior Court Wednesday, several weeks after he pleaded guilty to murder in the 10-year-old’s abuse death that prompted an overhaul of Maine’s child welfare system.

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine man who pleaded guilty to killing his stepdaughter in a high-profile case that spurred child welfare reform is due to be sentenced.

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine woman charged in the fatal beating of her 10-year-old daughter wants prosecutors to return seven cellphones that her attorneys believe contain evidence that could exonerate her.

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The stepfather of 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy pleaded guilty in Waldo County Superior Court on Monday to her murder.

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine man is expected to plead guilty to causing the death of his 10-year-old stepdaughter in a case that spurred child welfare reform in the state.

BELFAST, Maine - An attorney for the mother of a 10-year-old girl killed in February 2018 says he will ask the state to dismiss murder charges against her, if the girl's stepfather pleads guilty.

The stepfather accused of killing 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy last year will change his plea to guilty.

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Trials for the mother and stepfather accused of murder in the abuse death of 10-year old Marissa Kennedy will be held separately.