Wife accuses husband of torture before her daughter's death

BELFAST, Maine - A motion for separate trials for a husband and wife in the death of a 10-year-old contends the husband tortured both his wife and stepdaughter.

Sharon and Julio Carrillo are both charged with murder in the death of Marissa Kennedy in Stockton Springs, a shocking crime a year ago that led to a push for child welfare reform.

But court documents, filed Friday, contend Sharon Carrillo was a victim, not an accomplice.

The documents cite images from Julio Carrillo's cellphone including one in which mother and daughter were naked and kneeling while being assaulted.

Julio Carrillo's attorney says the wife is trying to deflect blame.

Investigators who say the Carrillos took turns beating the girl want to try the cases at the same time. Both Carrillos have pleaded not guilty.


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