Photos from the 2006 Christopher Porco murder Trial. The trial was moved from Albany County to the Orange County town of Goshen.
Phil Kamrass/ Pool Photo
BETHLEHEM Christopher Porco's first weekend as an inmate in the Albany County Jail was very subdued, almost serene.
He's been quiet, said Albany County Sheriff James Campbell. "He hasn't said much at all."
Porco has been an inmate for less than a week. On Thursday, Aug. 10, an Orange County jury in Goshen found him guilty of the murder of his father, Peter Porco, and the attempted murder of his mother, Joan Porco, on Nov. 15, 2004, in their Brockley Drive, Delmar, home.
When the verdict was read, Porco's mother Joan was noticeably absent from the courtroom. Sheriff's deputies from Albany County escorted Porco from Goshen to the Albany County Jail late Thursday night, and by Friday afternoon, Aug. 11, Joan Porco was able to make arrangements to see the son the jury convicted of attacking her on that fateful Monday, Nov. 15, 2004.
"The visit was a request from his attorney (Terence Kindlon)," said Campbell. Joan Porco was able to see her son twice the first weekend.
"There are 800 inmates in our jail and visitation is twice weekly," said Campbell. "We change it periodically."
A full medical and mental health workup was conducted this past weekend on Porco. who authorities believe could be a sociopath.
"I honestly think Christopher Porco is a sociopath," said Assistant District Attorney David Rossi who tried the case for the prosecution along with Michael McDermott. "There is no doubt about that."
Rossi said at one point during the investigation the FBI was contacted to work up a profile on Porco.
"We did as much as we could with an FBI psychologist who did a work up, but they couldn't come to a conclusion without interviewing Chris Porco himself," Rossi added.
"They said he had traits of a narcissistic personality," said Rossi, who believes that Porco is totally consumed with himself.