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Carosiello case gets third plea

September 14, 2012
By DEANNE JOHNSON - Staff Writer ( , Morning Journal News

LISBON - Dustin R. Green became the third man to plead guilty to charges from the burglary the night alleged co-conspirator Holly Carosiello was shot to death behind a Township Line Road home.

Green, 21, May Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty before Judge Scott Washam in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Thursday to complicity to burglary, a second-degree felony, and conspiracy to commit burglary, a third-degree felony.

Assistant County Prosecutor John Gamble said he will request a six-year prison term on Nov. 15 when Green is scheduled for sentencing. He will recommend the sentence be consecutive to the 12-month sentence Green is currently serving for a burglary conviction from a 2009 crime.

As part of the plea agreement, Green will be asked to testify truthfully at any upcoming hearing involving Carosiello's death, including possibly in front of the grand jury.

Green was accused of being involved in both the planning on Aug. 11 and execution of the plan on Aug. 12 to break into the home of Nick Carosiello, Holly Carosiello's estranged husband. Court documents have stated Jamie Adkins, Joshua Rudder, Green, Jordan Gainer, Raymont Bryant and Holly Carosiello were all involved in the planning and/or commission of the burglary.

Holly Carosiello's brother, Adkins, 30, Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool, also agreed to testify as part of his plea agreement. He pleaded guilty in August to involuntary manslaughter, burglary and complicity to burglary.

A third man, Rudder, 21, last known address St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, has pleaded guilty to complicity to burglary. Rudder was accused of being the driver on Aug. 12, the night of the burglary.

A fourth man. Anthony Carosiello, 26, Francis Drive, Wellsville, is charged with obstructing official business with a firearms specification and three counts of tampering with evidence. He is scheduled for trial in October. He is Nick Carosiello's brother.

Court documents state there were four people in the home when they approached, Nick Carosiello, Richard Lewis, Patricia Lewis and Martina Michael. The group attempted to get into the home by using a bedroom window with the purpose of stealing items from the home, authorities say.

Holly Carosiello, 22, was found dead behind the Township Line home that night. To date, no one has been charged with pulling the trigger.



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