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Father and son e-mails show strained relations

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

— On Nov. 4, 11 days prior to Peter Porco's murder, he writes to his son to reveal he is now aware the $2,000 loan Christopher is applying for is in reality a $31,000 loan and his name has been forged as co-signer.

"I did not authorize credit on a $31,000 loan," wrote Peter Porco. "I have not even signed a loan instrument. Did you forge my signature as a co-signer? What the hell are you doing?"

Peter Porco then calls and writes both Citibank and the University of Rochester to stop payments on the loan, and on Christopher's school tuition.

"You have a lot of explaining to do," wrote Peter Porco. "It's time to stop the b.s. and call me at the office right away, Dad."

Christopher wrote back the same day saying "the school and Citibank talked to each other to figure out how much the school will be getting. The final loan amount will be $2,000, the amount was given a ceiling of $31,000 but not all of that will be used. I haven't signed anything yet either, I assume we both sign when the loan amount is figured out. Chris."

The next day Peter Porco learned that his son forged his name on a car loan as well. His response:

"I want you to know that if you abuse my credit again, I will be forced to file forgery affidavits in order to disclaim liability. Things are obviously spinning out of control with you. I think you should come home so we can talk. We may be disappointed in you, but your mother and I still love you and care about your future. We can't help you problem solve without information and input from you, Dad."

Christopher Porco then stopped communicating with his father. There were no phone calls, no e-mails; just one final e-mail on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1:14 a.m.

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