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Defendants in DeBrodie case plead 'not guilty'

Defendants in DeBrodie case plead 'not guilty'

June 13th, 2018 by Helen Wilbers in Local News
Carl DeBrodie

Key defendants in the Carl DeBrodie case pleaded not guilty during a Monday arraignment.

Sherry Paulo, Anthony R. Flores and Mary Paulo, all employees of the assisted living home where DeBrodie lived until his death, each entered pleas of "not guilty" to the charges they face.

Mary Paulo, 34, is charged with making a false report of a missing person, a class A misdemeanor. She has posted her $2,000 cash-only bail, according to Missouri Casenet. Her lawyer filed a motion for a change of venue on June 7.

Sherry Paulo, 53, was indicted for client neglect, felony abandonment of a corpse (both class D felonies), first-degree involuntary manslaughter (a class C felony) and two counts of making a false report of a missing person. Anthony R. Flores, 58, faces the same charges.

Fellow employees Anthony R.K. Flores and Shaina Osborne requested public defenders; their arraignments have been rescheduled for Friday. They each face charges of making a false report of a missing person.

All five were arrested June 5, having been indicted by grand jury in late March.

DeBrodie was 31 years old when his remains were found dumped in a Fulton storage unit on April 24, 2017. He was a developmentally disabled resident of Second Chance Homes, a care facility at 298 Claymine Drive in Fulton tasked with and paid to give him a home.

Trial settings are scheduled for each of the five defendants on June 18.