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BELFAST, Maine — Jurors saw more disturbing photos and videos Wednesday as Sharon Carrillo’s murder trial continued, including footage that showed an angry 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy wearing pink-and-blue footie pajamas and screaming at her stepfather, Julio Carrillo.
“I’m not letting you record me,” said the girl, full of rage and life. “I hate you.”
At the beginning of an emotionally draining day in court, jurors saw a photo of Kennedy, badly bruised and wearing only underwear, kneeling on the tile floor with her hands up. A second photo showed the girl in the same position, this time with her naked, pregnant mother kneeling behind her, her own hands extended above her head.
The images and videos were recovered from the nine cellphones found at the Carrillo home in Stockton Springs, according to testimony from Dawn Ego of the Maine State Police’s Computer Crimes Unit. Sharon Carrillo, 35, has been charged with the murder of Kennedy, who died from child abuse in February 2018. Julio Carrillo, Sharon’s husband and Kennedy’s stepfather, is serving a 55-year sentence for murder. Sharon Carrillo’s attorneys argue their client was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband and that she should not be found guilty in the death of her daughter.