BELFAST (WGME) -- The legal team for a Maine mother accused of killing her 10-year-old daughter wants statements she gave to police thrown out.
Sharon Carrillo's attorney says her statements were not given voluntary because of her intellectual limitations. They also allege she was being abused by her husband.
Sharon Carrillo and her husband, Julio Carrillo, are both charged with the murder of Sharon's 10-year-old daughter Marissa Kennedy.
Sharon's lawyer says they've also uncovered a photo from Julio’s cell phone which shows Sharon and her daughter in sexually explicit poses
They say this helps them prove Sharon was allegedly abused and manipulated by Julio.
“Every criminal defendant has the right to a fair trial and the right to participate in his or her trial and Sharon would not be afforded those rights if she was forced to participate in a trial with Julio Carrillo,” Sharon Carrillo’s attorney Laura Shaw said.
The motion to suppress Sharon’s statements and to have a separate trial were filed on Friday.
Her lawyer says the state has a chance to respond and possibly hold hearings on those motions.