Carosiello attorney seeks more time

LISBON – The murder trial of Nicholas Carosiello, accused in the shooting death of his estranged wife Holly Carosiello in August 2011, has been moved to late September.

During a brief hearing on Thursday, Carosiello’s defense attorney Dominic Frank again asked for more time to prepare for the trial, which is scheduled to take two weeks. Frank cited both the severity of the case and the extensive discovery he will have to look at as his reasons. Frank had been granted a previous continuance in March for similar reasons, however, County Prosecutor Robert Herron offered no objection to postponing the trial.

Carosiello, 33, Chester, W.Va., was scheduled to be tried on July 7. Now the jury trial is scheduled for Sept. 29 with two more status conferences scheduled prior to the trial in August and September.

Carosiello is charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification, possession of drugs and three counts of tampering with evidence.

Carosiello is accused of shooting his estranged wife, Holly Carosiello, in the head, while she and others were in the process of breaking into his father’s home on Township Line Road outside of Wellsville on Aug. 12, 2011. Prosecutors believe 22-year-old Holly Carosiello was being lifted to a window by her brother, Jamie Adkins, when she was shot and killed.

Adkins and others involved in the attempted break-in have already been convicted for their parts in the events of that night. Adkins pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, burglary and complicity to burglary and is now serving 10 years.