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Employer testifies; Dr. John Kearney said Porco considered being a lawyer

— "Detective Arduini asked us a series of questions," said Kearney.

"And did you respond to those questions?" Kindlon asked.

"Yes," answered Kearney.

Kearney did say both he and LaForte drove to the 36 Brockley Drive to retrieve Barrister, the Porco family Labrador retriever who had been barking in the basement behind a small gate at the bottom of the stairs when police arrived at the murder scene.

"And Barrister, where is he today?" asked Kindlon.

"I am sure he is camped out on the Oriental rug in our house," said Kearney.

All the immediate members of the Porco family are now living at the home of LaForte and Kearney with the exception of Christopher Porco's brother Johnathan, who is in the Navy. Joan Porco had been living with her brother John Balzano and his wife at their home in Fairport, outside of Rochester, since coming home from surgery. McDermott indicated that some tension could be occurring between Joan Porco and the Balzanos because of the murder trial.

"John and Barbara Balzano were called to testify as witnesses for the prosecution, and I think there may be some temporary friction between Mrs. Porco and her family in Rochester," McDermott said.

The defense is expected to wrap up its case by Tuesday, Aug. 8 with closing arguments scheduled for Wednesday and jury deliberations to follow.

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