The prosecutor does not agree with the defendant’s claim that she did not commit the “main crime”.

Prosecutor Disagrees with Defendant’s Claim She Wasn’t ‘Main Crime’ – News Sports Weather for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Prosecutor disagrees with defendant’s claims that she was not the ‘primary perpetrator’ of fatal arson attack in Warren

Chassidy Broadstone

The Trumbull County Attorney’s Office is fighting a legal motion filed by the only defendant who refused to take a plea deal in the murder of a Warren teenager.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Becker filed a motion opposing Patricia Zarlingo on the charge that she was the primary perpetrator of the January 2023 arson that killed 16-year-old Chassidy Broadstone in her family’s home on Nevada Avenue.

Zarlingo, who faces eight charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder, is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on Tuesday afternoon.

Police believe the crime resulted from a dispute over child support with some children in the home.

Prosecutors say Zarlingo, Brendan Daviduk and Zackary Gurd drove to the home from Youngstown to steal the items.

Investigators say Gurd brought a can of gasoline home. In December 2023, Gurd pleaded guilty to his involvement in the crime, but has not yet been sentenced.

Daviduk pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, aggravated arson, burglary and tampering with evidence.

The prosecutor’s office recommends a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 32 years. Daviduk will also have to register as a violent offender.