Sharon Carrillo

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Sharon Kennedy was sentenced to 48 years in prison on Friday for the murder of her daughter — in a case that helped lead to an overhaul of the state's child welfare system.

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BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A woman convicted of murdering her 10-year-old daughter in a high-profile case that prompted changes to the state’s child protection system is due to be sentenced this week.

BELFAST, Maine - Bad weather has delayed the sentencing of a woman convicted of murdering her 10-year-old daughter in a high-profile case that prompted changes to Maine's child protection system.

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After eight days of testimony, a jury in Waldo County Superior Courty found Sharon Carrillo guilty Wednesday of depraved indifference murder in the abuse death of her 10-year-0ld daughter Marissa Kennedy.

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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.

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.

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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. 

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The trial of Sharon Carrillo begins Friday in Waldo County Superior Court. Carrillo is charged with depraved indifference murder for the abuse death of her 10-year old daughter Marissa Kennedy in February 2018.

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 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.

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.

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The attorney for the woman accused in the beating death of her 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy, argued before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Tuesday to have state prosecutors removed from the case.  At issue are confidential records -  including a psychological exam -  that the defense attorney says the state improperly subpoenaed from Sharon Carrillo's former school.