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DeBrodie trials delayed

DeBrodie trials delayed

November 28th, 2018 by Helen Wilbers in Local News
DeBrodie

Three trials related to the Carl DeBrodie case have been delayed.

According to Missouri Casenet, Anthony R. Flores' trial date was originally today, while Anthony R.K. Flores and Shaina Osborne's were slated for Thursday. However, the cases have since been returned to the trial-setting docket.

"The trial has been continued for whatever reason," Callaway County Court Clerk Megan Morse said. "It's usually between the attorneys and the judge."

Casenet records state Osborne's attorney, Robin Winn, requested the continuance to do additional preparation. Anthony R.K. Flores, who appeared via video without counsel, requested a delay for "negotiation." Anthony R. Flores' attorney Kathryn Benson cited a federal investigation.

"That federal investigation is ongoing and no federal criminal charges have been filed as of today," Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Wilson said Tuesday.

All three requests were sustained without objection.

"It is fairly common to have delays in more complex criminal cases before a trial is held," Wilson said. "Given the complexity of these cases, as well as my ongoing communication with the defense lawyers, I anticipated that the cases set for trial this week would be continued."

Two other defendants in the case, Sherry Paulo and Mary Paulo, were originally set to go to trial in August; their trials were pushed back to Dec. 19 and 20, respectively.

"I anticipate that the other cases scheduled for trial in December may also be continued and rescheduled," Wilson added. "Obviously, that final decision always rests with the trial judge."

All five were arrested June 5, having been indicted by grand jury in late March. Each defendant was employed by Second Chance Homes of Fulton, where DeBrodie lived prior to his death.

DeBrodie was 31 years old when his remains were found dumped in a Fulton storage unit April 24, 2017, about a week after he was reported missing. 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.

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. She has pleaded not guilty.

Mary Paulo, 34, was indicted for making a false report of a missing person (a class A misdemeanor) and has pleaded not guilty.

Anthony R. Flores, 58, 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. He has pleaded not guilty.

Anthony R.K. Flores, 32, was indicted for two counts of a false report of a missing person (a class A misdemeanor). He has pleaded not guilty.

Osborne, 29, was indicted for making a false report of a missing person (a class A misdemeanor). Online court records do not show a plea for Osborne.