Trials scheduled next year for suspects in arson that killed Warren teen
Trial dates have now been scheduled for next year for all three suspects facing charges in connection with a Warren arson that claimed the life of 16-year-old Chassidy Broadstone at a home on Nevada Avenue on January 19.
During a court hearing held Wednesday for two of the suspects, a trial date of May 14, 2024, was set for Brendan Daviduk, while Patricia Zarlingo is scheduled to go on trial on April 1, 2024.
A third suspect, Zachary Gurd, has a trial date of February 12, 2024.
Daviduk, Zarlingo, and Gurd have all been indicted on two counts of aggravated murder with the specification of aggravating circumstances, two counts of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burglary, and tampering with evidence.
According to police, surveillance footage from the home showed two suspects in the garage of the home and were seen in a doorway that leads inside to the home. A third suspect carrying a gas can and wearing a hooded sweatshirt was also captured by security footage.
A court affidavit states that an informant told police the three suspects allegedly went to the Nevada home to "piss off" James Stein, the boyfriend of Broadstone's mother, who has a child with Zarlingo.
All three suspects remain jailed after their arrests earlier this year.
The court is allowing Daviduk and Zarlingo to wear civilian clothing instead of jail garb during future court hearings in spite of objections from Assistant Prosecutor Gabrial Wildman who argued that the pair only needs to wear street clothes when they appear before a jury.