Alleged mastermind of burglary that lead to death indicted

LISBON – The man authorities believe may have set up the events leading to the death of Holly Carosiello was served a secret indictment on Thursday morning.

Johnny P. Paroda, 22, Green Lane, East Liverpool, is charged with complicity to involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; conspiracy to commit burglary, a second-degree felony; two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, both fourth-degree felonies; and two counts of obstructing official business, both third-degree felonies.

According to court documents, on Aug. 11 and 12, 2011 Paroda assisted in the planning of a burglary at the home of Nick Carosiello, Township Line Road. Nick Carosiello was the estranged husband of Holly Carosiello.

The court documents state Paroda allegedly assisted in the discussions about how the burglary would be done and led other conspirators to the location of the home to be burglarized. On Aug. 11, the day before the attempted burglary, Paroda accompanied them to the location, according to court documents. Along with others reportedly involved in the burglary approached through a field next to the home.

The documents also claim on Aug. 12 he conspired with Jamie Adkins, Holly Carosiello’s brother, to plan the attempted burglary. Adkins eventually pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. He has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, but has since filed court documents requesting he be allowed to withdraw his plea.

During previous court hearings for those involved, it was learned prosecutors believe Nick Carosiello and others were waiting for the burglars in the home on Aug. 12. Holly Carosiello, 22, was shot in the head as she was attempting to enter the home through a window after Adkins had helped boost her up. She died at the scene.

Court documents claim when Paroda was questioned about what happened that night by detectives from the sheriff’s department on Aug. 18 and 19, he allegedly attempted to mislead them by providing false information, thus hindering a potential murder investigation.

Paroda faces up to 28 years in prison if convicted on all charges and made to serve the sentences consecutively. The secret indictment was issued by the grand jury earlier this week.

Several others involved in the attempted burglary have already been convicted and sentenced. Dustin Green, 22, May Street, East Liverpool, received six years for complicity to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Joshua Rudder, 22, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, who drove the group to the burglary, was sentenced to five years. Nick Carosiello’s brother, Anthony Carosiello, 26, Francis Drive, Wellsville, who removed evidence from the scene which hampered the investigation, was sentenced to 24 months in prison.