continued Defense attorney Terence Kindlon said there is never going to be anything about a crime scene less than horrific. Christopher Porco did not look at the photos of his fathers when they were shown in the courtroom.
"I couldn't look at the pictures if it was my father," Kindlon said.
Although the testimony shows a brutal crime scene, Kindlon said it does not link Christopher to the attacks at all.
"The testimony shows Peter Porco was brutally murdered, but it doesn't have anything to do with Christopher," Kindlon said.
A check for $100 signed by Peter Porco dated Nov. 13, and made out to Saratoga Springs City Court was found stuck to the inside front of the dishwasher. The check was to pay for a traffic violation Christopher Porco received.
"Christopher was being taken care of by his father, and his last act was to pay a $100 traffic fine," Kindlon said.
Many of the 200 photos also show many rooms left untouched by the perpetrator of the crime, including both the bedrooms of Johnathan and Christopher Porco, the upstairs bathroom, the living room and the dining room. The master bedroom and master bath where the crime scene occurred have the most visible signs of an attack. Evidence collected at the scene show that most, if not all, of the blood found in the rooms outside the master bedroom is the blood of Peter Porco.
Kurt Meyer, a Time Warner Security employee, explained the intricacies of the home security alarm Peter and Joan Porco installed in the home prior to the attacks. The 128 entries in the security system from Oct. 31 through Nov. 15, 2004 were entered as evidence for the prosecution.
Although the Porcos improperly programmed the daylight savings time in October 2004, Meyer was able to show when the home alarm was activated the night prior to the attacks, and when it may have been disarmed.