The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office is fighting a legal motion filed by the only defendant who hasn’t accepted a plea deal in the murder of a Warren teenager.

Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker filed a motion opposing Patricia Zarlingo’s challenge to the allegation that she was a principal offender in the January 2023 arson that claimed the life of 16-year-old Chassidy Broadstone at her family's Nevada Avenue home.

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

Patricia Zarlingo

Police believe the crime stemmed from a feud over child support with some of the children in the home.

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

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

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

The prosecution recommends a sentence of life in prison with a chance of parole after 32 years. Daviduk will also have to register as a violent offender.