PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court will hear arguments to remove prosecutors handling the case of a mother accused of beating her 10-year-old daughter to death with her husband’s help.
Bangor Daily News reports defense attorneys say prosecutors used an illegal subpoena to get confidential records from Sharon Carrillo’s former school and employer in New York. Their arguments are scheduled next week.
Prosecutors say there were “procedural errors,” but maintain most of the team only “thumbed through” the records.
The state was ordered to turn over or destroy the records because the subpoenas were issued out of jurisdiction.
Sharon and Julio Carrillo pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of Sharon Carrillo’s daughter, Marissa Kennedy.
The state medical examiner’s office concluded the girl was a victim of battered child syndrome.
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