Julio Carrillo, the 51-year-old Stockton Springs man accused of beating his 10-year-old step daughter for several months until she died Feb. 25, was himself assaulted in jail, police said.
Carrillo was assaulted March 3 inside Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where is being held in the facility’s maximum security unit, said Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Brackett and Lincoln County Det. Ron Rollins.
A fellow inmate, Paul Andrews, 34, is charged with the assault.
Rollins refused to say how the two men came into contact, but no weapons were involved.
Andrews was charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and terrorizing, and is expected to be arraigned in Wiscasset District Court on Wednesday, Brackett said.
Rollins said Julio Carrillo was transported to Mid Coast Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and has been returned to the jail.
Julio Carrillo and his wife, Sharon Carrillo, 33, were charged with depraved indifference murder after Marissa Kennedy was found dead in the Stockton Springs condominium where they were living. Julio Carrillo was Marissa’s stepfather. The Carrillos also had two younger children who are now in state care.
Each face up to 25 years to life in prison if they are convicted of the charge, which is defined, in part, as showing a depraved indifference to the value of human life and that causes the death of another human being.
Marissa was brutally beaten at least once a day by the adults since October, police allege, until she succumbed to the abuse Feb. 25, when the Carrillos found her unresponsive and tried to stage her death as if it was an accident.
The couple’s two other children, age 1 and 2, were placed in protective custody by the Department of Health and Human Services following the Carrillos arrest.
Sharon Carrillo is seven months pregnant with the couple’s third child together.
Both Julio and Sharon Carrillo are being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
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