Maine Supreme Court rejects appeal of woman convicted of murdering 10-year-old daughter

Sharon Kennedy and her former husband were convicted of murder for the death of Melissa Kennedy.
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Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 1:54 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Maine’s highest court rejected an appeal from a woman convicted of murder in the death of her 10-year-old daughter.

Sharon Kennedy and her former husband, Julio Carrillo, were both convicted of murder for beatings that led to the death of Marissa Kennedy.

Kennedy’s attorney argued that jurors weren’t given the right guidance about how to treat testimony about domestic violence that Kennedy suffered from her husband.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the court “acted well within its discretion in applying and weighing the aggravating and mitigating factors” in arriving at her 48-year maximum sentence.

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