Maine woman charged with 10-year-old daughter’s murder gives birth to baby boy

Authorities say young Marissa Kennedy suffered months of abuse at the hands of her mother and stepfather before she died in February.

A photo provided Tuesday, Feb.. 27, 2018 by the Waldo County Jail in Maine shows 33-year-old Sharon Carrillo. Sharon Carillo and Juan Carillo, mother and stepfather of Marrissa Kennedy, were arrested Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 and charged with murder in the death of 10-year-old Kennedy, who was found dead Sunday at the condo complex where the family was staying in Stockton Springs, Maine. (Waldo County, Maine Jail via AP)
Sharon Carrillo. –Waldo County, Maine Jail via AP

A Maine woman charged with the murder of her 10-year-old daughter earlier this year gave birth Wednesday to a boy, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Sharon Carrillo, 33, and her husband, Julio Carrillo Jr., were charged with the depraved indifference murder of Marissa Kennedy. They were accused of beating the girl for months before she died in February.

Joseph Kennedy told the Press Herald he received a call informing him that his 33-year-old daughter gave birth to a healthy boy, weighing 7 pounds. Both Carrillo and her husband are being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail, and it is not clear what hospital the baby was delivered in, according to the paper.


NewsCenter Maine reports the baby has been named Nicholas Isaiah.

Kennedy told the Press Herald that his son-in-law’s parents, Julio Sr. and Carmen, have applied to take custody of the baby, saying that they already are caring for the couple’s two other children.

A review of the deaths of Marissa Kennedy and another girl who died in December after being beaten, released Thursday by a Maine government oversight agency, found that state child protective workers failed to follow and share information in the two cases, according to the Press Herald.

Before the 10-year-old’s death, police were called to the Carrillos’ apartment in Stockton Springs multiple times, and a cleaner who worked in the building reportedly contacted a social worker several times concerned that the girl was being abused and neglected.

Attorneys for Sharon Carillo say the 33-year-old woman has intellectual disabilities that made her susceptible to coercion by her husband, according to the Press Herald.


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