Sharon Carrillo's legal team asks for suppression of evidence and for separate trial

By  | 

BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - The legal team representing Sharon Carrillo has filed a motion to suppress the statements she made to police the day her 10-year-old daughter Marissa Kennedy was found dead.

They're also requesting that she and her husband, Julio Carrillo, have separate trials.

Court documents filed by her lawyer say Carrillo has a low intelligence level, so her statements to police should not be considered voluntary.

Her legal team claims Sharon's husband, Julio Carrillo, who is also charged with the child's death, tortured her and altered her conception of reality, telling her to confess to the murder of her own child.

Her legal team says if she and Julio Carrillo had a joint trial it would result in substantial prejudice.

They're both charged with depraved indifference murder and had been scheduled for trial in August.