Appeal Denied In DeBrodie Case

An appeal by two former guardians in the case of the developmentally disabled Fulton man found dead in 2017 is being denied.

Bryan and Mary Martin filed the appeal after a Callaway County judge rejected their wrongful death lawsuit in the case of Carl DeBrodie.


The Martins said the court made a mistake when it dismissed their case.

The appeal court upheld the lower courts decision yesterday (Tuesday).

The judges ruled that the Martins did not qualify as parties that can bring wrongful death lawsuits under Missouri law.

The appeals court dismissed the Martins claim against Second Chance Homes due to the federal settlement released them from any liability in Debrodie’s death.

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