continued 'There was no show of remorse from day one and no acceptance of responsibility," Soares said.
Defense Attorney Terence Kindlon said the most important thing for the court to understand is that his client did not commit the crime.
'Our client, Christopher Porco, is simply not guilty of the crimes that were committed," said Kindlon, who also asked Barry to impose the minimum sentence.
The defense team of Kindlon and Laurie Shanks will be appealing the decision. McDermott said he is confident the Appellate Court will uphold the decision.
"I hope this is the last act in this tragedy," said McDermott.
Porco will have to serve at least 21 years of his first 25-year sentence before he begins serving another 25 years on the count of attempted murder.
"He will be close to 70 before he is even eligible for parole," said McDermott.
In her victim impact statement, Joan Porco had quietly asked the judge to allow her son to be free in her lifetime. ""