Trial reset in alleged burglary conspiracy, manslaughter

LISBON – The East Liverpool man accused of facilitating the death of Holly Carosiello, who was shot and killed at the window of a Township Line Road home in August 2011, had his jury trial rescheduled for late June in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

Johnny P. Paroda, 22, Green Lane, East Liverpool, appeared Thursday with his defense attorney Richard Hura, who earlier this week filed a motion to continue the case. The trial had been scheduled to start next week.

That motion was granted by Judge Scott Washam.

However, a second motion by Hura for Paroda to be released on electronically monitored house arrest was taken under advisement by the judge after it was objected to by Assistant County Prosecutor John Gamble.

Hura said he does not believe his client is a flight risk and remained in the area even though he knew charges would be eventually filed against him.

“He merely wants to be at home with his children for as long as he can,” Hura said.

Paroda 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, 2011, Paroda allegedly assisted Jamie Adkins in the planning of a burglary at the home of Nick Carosiello, 923 Township Line Road, Wellsville. It is alleged Paroda led Adkins, Holly Carosiello and Jordan Gainer to the house on that date, approaching through a field adjacent to the home with the intention of committing a burglary, agreed to share in the proceeds from the burglary and was involved in multiple telephone and text message conversations about the burglary.

Additionally, the documents allege the next day Paroda continued to assist in the conspiracy and went with the other co-conspirators – listed as Adkins, Raymont Bryant and Gainer – back to the house. It further alleges Paroda spoke with Adkins on the telephone leading him to believe no one was at home at Nick Carosiello’s home on Aug. 12 when the burglary was to take place.

The charges also allege Paroda assisted in the commission of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Holly Carosiello. Adkins has already been convicted of the involuntary manslaughter charge, among others.

Two of the charges deal with Paroda’s alleged attempts to mislead deputies investigating the case, specifically Detective Jeff Haugh on Aug. 18 and then Detective Allen Young on Aug. 19.

According the court documents, Paroda allegedly lied about the number of phone calls he made to Nick Carosiello to let him know Holly Carosiello and the others were on their way to take Nick Carosiello’s money and marijuana. Paroda also reportedly lied about the number of phone calls he made to Adkins. He further reportedly denied knowing about the burglaries or anything about the circumstances surrounding Carosiello’s death.

No one has been charged in the death of Holly Carosiello.

The jury trial has been set for June 24.