PORTLAND – The mother of infant twins abused by their father said she’s fighting to terminate his parental rights. This after he pleaded guilty to assaulting them.
In 2014 police said Anthony Carpinelli violently shook his then two-month-old daughter and abused her twin brother at his Sanford home. One of the babies had serious brain injuries.
Their mother Nicole Morrill said they both have health issues they’ll likely deal with forever. Still, Carpinelli says he eventually wants to be a part of the kids lives. Morrill says that’s not happening if she can help it.
“I’ll kill him first. He’ll never see these kids again. As long as I’m alive he’ll never come near me and my kids.” Morrill stated.
Carpinelli’s lawyer Robert Ruffner said, “This was a tragic accident and he’s taken responsibility for that and as you can imagine its had a real impact on him and when you are stuck in jail its difficult to work through those things.”
The children’s grandmother says Morrill is heading to court today to try to revoke Carpinelli’s parental rights.
Morrill says her son has trouble eating.. Her daughter has seizures and a difficult time walking.
Carpinelli will spend more than 3 and a half years behind bars.