Re: “Slain child endured months of abuse”(Feb. 28, Page A1):

The entire state of Maine failed little Marissa Kennedy.

Where were the neighbors who said they heard fighting but never called police? How could they not have heard the poor child screaming for her life?

When the Stockton Springs police responded to domestic abuse calls, how could they not have followed up on the welfare of all the children?

Marissa was enrolled in Searsport Elementary School. When she stopped attending, where were the teachers and administrators, who are obligated to follow up?

DHHS couldn’t comment on the case, but I am certain they must have been involved.

If so, they signed her death warrent with their lack of quick response. I pray that we bring back the death penalty as Sharon and Julio Carrillo surely deserve nothing less.

Rosemarie Sanchez