Defense tries to block victim's statement at Porco sentencing

— Rossi said he expects Joan Porco, who survived the attack but said she has no memory of it, to also give a victim impact statement, and the probation department will conduct a pre-sentencing investigation before Dec. 12.

"This includes investigating the defendant, the police and undergoing a background check of the defendant's family," said Rossi.

Assistant district attorney Michael McDermott, chief prosecutor in the Porco case, announced two weeks ago he would be joining the private law firm of O' Connell and Aronowitz but will continue working with the district attorney's office during sentencing.

Kindlon is expected to appeal the guilty verdict shortly after sentencing. Porco could be sentenced up to 50 years in prison.""

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