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IM: 'My parents are dead'; Former girlfriend testifies

Photos from the 2006 Christopher Porco murder Trial. The trial was moved from Albany County to the Orange County town of Goshen.

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

— Defense Attorney Laurie Shanks asked Fischer if she noticed anything different about Porco's demeanor when he stayed over at her family's home on Nov. 12.

"In fact, he made breakfast for you that morning," said Shanks.

"Yes," said Fischer.

"Did he tell you that night about any arguments with his parents?" asked Shanks.

"No," answered Fischer.

Shanks also made it clear that instant messages on a computer does not give a location for the people communicating.

Fischer told Shanks she has only contacted Porco a couple of times since Nov. 15, 2004.

After testimony for the day ended, Defense Attorney Terence Kindlon said Judge Jeffrey Berry ruled out the videotaped interrogation of Porco by the Bethlehem police department.

"The Judge said they (the Bethlehem police department) denied him his Fifth Amendment rights," Kindlon said.

Berry did keep the Thruway toll ticket allegedly used by Christopher Porco the night prosecutors and police believe he allegedly drove from Rochester to Albany, and back to Rochester the night of Nov. 14, and the morning of Nov. 15, following the attacks on his mother and father.

"You'll find the DNA in that ticket could have come from 60 percent of the population," Kindlon said.

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