Maine Supreme Court to hear appeal in Carrillo murder trial

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A motion to disqualify prosecutors in the Sharon Carrillo murder trial will now be heard by the Maine Supreme Court.

Sharon and Julio Carrillo are charged with depraved indifference murder for the brutal beating death of their 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy.

Sharon Carrillo's defense attorney, Chris MacLean, claims prosecutors used illegal subpoenas to obtain confidential records on his client. The trial judge denied the request to remove prosecutors from the case in April.

MacLean says he then asked the Maine Supreme Court for permission to appeal the trial judge's ruling. Monday night, the high court agreed to hear the appeal.

MacLean says this is an unusual development, as it is very rare to get permission from the Maine Supreme Court to pursue an appeal in the middle of a case.

He says the Attorney General's Office opposed the request and filed a motion asking for the appeal to be dismissed.