Maine Supreme Court to decide if prosecutors should be thrown off Carrillo case
AUGUSTA (WGME) – Maine's highest court will soon decide if two state prosecutors will be removed from the Sharon Carrillo case, after arguments that they illegally obtained her health records.
In often heated moments inside the Supreme Court chambers Tuesday, state prosecutors admitted they made a mistake, but Sharon Carrillo's attorney says they need to be removed to make a point.
The hearing lasted only a half hour, but the reason for being there was clear.
Not long after Sharon Carrillo's initial arrest, after allegedly brutally beating, then murdering, her 10-year-old daughter Marissa Kennedy, her attorney accused the two state prosecutors on the case of illegally filing subpoena's and obtaining Carrillo's mental health records from New York.
The state admitted things weren’t handled right, but feel it had no effect on the integrity of the case.
The AG's office says they've take steps to make sure this type of error doesn’t happen again, but Carrillo's defense team feels without the removal of these prosecutors, it’s setting a bad precedent.
The justices are expected to deliberate over Tuesday's arguments and issue their ruling soon.