Affidavit: Parents tried to cover up cause of girl's death

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — Court documents indicate the mother and stepfather of a 10-year-old girl in Maine beat her regularly and staged a scene in the home to make it appear that her death was an accident.

An autopsy indicates Marrissa Kennedy was a victim of battered child syndrome whose injuries including bleeding on the brain and a lacerated liver. A state police affidavit indicates 33-year-old Sharon Carrillo and 51-year-old Julio Carrillo had taken turns beating her, once breaking a mop handle on her ribs.

The Carrillos, who were charged with murder on Monday, are due to appear in court Wednesday. It’s unknown if they have a lawyer.

The affidavit indicates the couple told police the girl fell in the basement but later acknowledged trying to cover up the cause of death.

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