CAMDEN – A judge has determined that the couple convicted of murder in the beating death of a 10-year-old girl in Stockton Springs were never legally married.
Sharon and Julio Carrillo each were convicted of murder in 2019 for their roles in the death of Sharon’s oldest child, Marissa Kennedy.
A Wiscasset judge recently determined they never got married in New York before moving to Maine.
“In fact, he had never gotten divorced from Kathleen Carrillo, his former wife, or current wife really or late wife, she’s now deceased, from Kentucky,” Chris MacLean, attorney for Sharon, said Wednesday, referring to Julio Carrillo.
He added, after seeing the evidence, “Judge Barbara Raimondi granted the annulment on the spot.”
As part of the annulment, the judge granted a name change for Sharon, back to her maiden name of Kennedy.
Julio Carrillo admitted his role in the girl’s murder and was sentenced to 55 years in prison.
Sharon was convicted by a jury in December and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 7.