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Prosecutors want to try parents together for child’s death

Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN
Marissa Kennedy steps on the bus for the first day of kindergarten in New Windsor, New York, several years ago.

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — Prosecutors in the case of a Maine mother charged with beating her 10-year-old daughter to death with her husband’s help want to try the couple together with separate juries.

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Sharon and Julio Carrillo have pleaded not guilty to charges of depraved indifference murder of young Marissa Kennedy. WABI-TV reports prosecutors say a joint trial with evidence to support that both Carrillos were involved in the death would be more efficient. They also say it would help avoid inconsistent verdicts.

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Investigators have said the Carrillos acknowledged taking turns beating the girl before her death in February.
The defense attorney in the case, Chris MacLean, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

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