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Timeline around murder includes text messaging, exit tolls

  • The next documented conversation someone had with Christopher Porco took place in the early afternoon around 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, according to Fischer. Porco communicated with Fischer through another computer text message.

— "We were talking, and he said he wasn't feeling well," Fischer said. Fischer received an on-line message from her sister Kate in Slingerlands while she was communicating online with Porco. The message stated that something happened at 36 Brockley Drive in Delmar. Porco's response according to Fischer is that "he hadn't heard from his parents all morning and that he was nervous."

  • Fischer then went to her 2 p.m. class at Fairfield and when she got out at approximately 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, she received her last message from Porco that day.

"His message said 'My parents are dead,'" Fischer recalled.

  • At 3:09 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, Porco contacted the Bethlehem Police Department from his dorm room at the University of Rochester.

"My name is Christopher Porco, and I'm calling to find out if my parents are dead," he allegedly stated to Bethlehem police dispatcher Brianna Tice. Tice said someone would call Porco back.

  • Porco called again at 4 p.m. and repeated to Tice the statement he made earlier. She then forwarded the message to Bethlehem police Detective Charles Rudolph. Rudolph said he would meet Porco when he reached Albany Medical Center to see his mother Joan Porco who was in critical condition from injuries sustained in the attack.

"Hopefully the jury will have enough understanding of how this all fits together," McDermott said. "During our summation, we will try and connect all of these pieces together."

The murder trial of Christopher Porco resumes in Orange County Court Monday, July 17.

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