Two toll operators identify Jeep

Both men said they were in the same room together wearing latex gloves when they sifted through the hundreds of tickets to find a total of 12 tickets that traveled from Exit 46 to Exit 24 and back between midnight and 3 a.m. and between 5 and 10 a.m.

"Once we found the tickets that met the criteria of the subpoena, we put those tickets in individual white envelopes and called someone in our legal department to give them to," said Buono.

Slezak also told the jury that only E-Z Pass toll lanes have cameras, and the only time the camera takes a photo is when a vehicle goes through an E-Z Pass lane that does not register.

Assistant District Attorney David Rossi said the toll ticket they believe Christopher Porco used to drive his yellow Jeep Wrangler from his University of Rochester dorm early Monday morning Nov. 15, 2004, registered in toll collector Karen Russell's Thruway toll lane at 1:51 a.m. at Exit 24 in Albany. They believe Porco arrived back in Rochester at 8:18 a.m. that same morning, about four to six hours after authorities believe the crimes occurred.

Peter Porco was found dead at the bottom of the inside stairs of his Brockley Drive home around 11:30 that morning by Third Appellate Division Court Officer Michael Hart. His wife, Joan Porco, was in the upstairs master bedroom with critical injuries to her skull and face from the ax attack.

The murder trial of Christopher Porco has been adjourned until Monday, July 17, due to the death of Laurie Shanks' mother on July 10, while Shanks was in court.


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