Judge dismisses order against charter official Ex-husband alleged she slapped daughter

January 22, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Carroll County judge yesterday dismissed a temporary protective order that he had extended Jan. 8 against Carmen Amedori, who was accused by her ex-husband of abusing their daughter.

Amedori is the chairwoman for the county's charter board and the wife of State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes.

The dismissal by Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold means no illegal conduct occurred, Barnes said yesterday.

The teen-ager, who is Barnes' stepdaughter, will be 18 on Feb. 23. She has been living with her father, Robert DePaola, of Fairfield, Pa., since before DePaola sought the protective order against his ex-wife on Jan. 2, Barnes said.

DePaola, Amedori and their attorneys have declined to comment.

Court records show that Amedori was accused in a civil action by her ex-husband of slapping their daughter at Cranberry Mall in Westminster on Dec. 29.

Barnes said they had a "typical" mother-daughter disagreement.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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