Order extended in dispute over teen's handling

January 09, 1998|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Carroll County judge yesterday extended a temporary protective order against Carmen Amedori, charter board chairwoman and wife of the county state's attorney, who is accused by her ex-husband of abusing their daughter.

Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold extended the protective order seven days. A week ago, he ordered that Amedori have no adverse contact with her daughter after Robert DePaola, the father, sought the court order. The girl is now living with her father.

In extending the order, Arnold told Suzan E. Miller, a Westminster attorney representing DePaola, that he should be notified if a settlement cannot be reached.

Because of his working relationship with State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes, Arnold said he would request that a judge with no ties to either party be assigned to hear testimony if a full hearing is needed.

Pub Date: 1/09/98

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