Jury delivers quick verdict; Porco mother absent

"I have very mixed feelings," said Szostak. "This has been a long haul for our family and very tragic. I have to trust the process, which is what me brother would want."

Chief Prosecutor Michael McDermott said that although he was pleased by the verdict, the outcome is very sad.

"I don't know what is going to happen to Mrs. Porco from here on out," said McDermott.

The quick deliberation surprised everyone in attendance for a case that went on for over seven weeks. Jurors scattered and ran away from the Albany media corps outside the courthouse parking lot. Local press have been covering the trial on a daily basis since late June. One Porco trial juror honked when a female TV reporter was in the way.

McDermott credited Assistant District Attorney David Rossi for his outstanding legwork leading up to the trial.

"Dave has lived this case from Day 1," said McDermott.

The Porco murder trial was changed from Albany to Orange County in late June because of the tremendous public coverage of the case.

"It was a big huge inconvenience, but at the end of the day, it probably worked out in our benefit," said McDermott.

Everyone from Albany County District Attorney David Soares to McDermott to Corsi said the people of Albany County should be proud of the Bethlehem police department and the state police for their hard work in the investigation.

"The people back home should feel some gratitude for the people who make them safe," said McDermott.

Soares said the Porco case is an Albany County tragedy.

"This case has had a devastating impact on our community," said Soares.

Bowdish took exception to some of the comments made by the defense team during the trial.

"A lot of things were said that were totally unnecessary," said Bowdish.

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