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Stepfather accused of 10-year-old’s beating death attacked in jail, police say

Gabor Degre | BDN
Gabor Degre | BDN
Julio Carrillo, 51, is seen being escorted to the Waldo County Superior Court Feb. 28, 2018. Carrillo and his wife Sharon Carrillo, 33, were charged with the murder of Sharon’s 10-year-old daughter Marissa Kennedy in Stockton Springs.
By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff

A fellow inmate attacked a man accused of beating his 10-year-old stepdaughter to death inside Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset over the weekend, authorities said.

Julio Carrillo, who is awaiting trial for depraved indifference murder in Marissa Kennedy’s death, was “blindsided” by another inmate in a common area of the jail around noon Saturday, according to Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and jail officials.

Paul Andrews, 34, of Jackson, faces Class D misdemeanor charges of assault and criminal threatening from the alleged attack. He is likely to be arraigned on these charges Wednesday in Wiscasset, although a video arraignment is possible.

Andrews was in jail following an arrest in late 2016 for allegedly raping a girl younger than 12 years old. Police said he assaulted the girl over a two-year period from 2015 to 2016 and charged him with 14 counts of gross sexual assault.

He jumped Carrillo in a “special management area” of the jail, a smaller, specialized cell block for higher-risk inmates, Murphy said.

“It was nothing serious,” Murphy said of the injuries. “From what I understand, there was a bloody nose.”

Both Carrillo and Andrews were taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick for treatment and were returned to Two Bridges within an hour. Murphy said the fight was one-sided, and Carrillo took the brunt of it. He said he believes the two inmates have since been separated.

An investigation into the altercation continues and a report will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office for final review, according to Lincoln County Chief Deputy Rand Maker.

Julio Carrillo and his wife, Sharon Carrillo, allegedly abused Marissa for months before she died of injuries suffered in a beating late last month. The Carrillos then allegedly tried to cover up her death to make it look like an accident. The Carrillos later confessed to inflicting Marissa’s “punishments” and not reporting her injuries or trying to save her life, police said.

A judge set bail at $500,000 cash for each on Wednesday, an amount that neither of them is likely to be able to post, according to their attorneys.

BDN writers Alex Acquisto and Beth Brogan contributed to this report.

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