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Friday, June 30

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Porco trial: Day 2; Christopher calls police

In one of the few times jurors may hear from Christopher Porco during his trial for murder, prosecutors on the second day of testimony played two recorded telephone exchanges between Porco and a dispatcher with the Bethlehem police department in the hours following the attacks on his parents.

Wednesday, June 28

Bike between towns

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Jury selection continues; trial may begin today

Today, Wednesday, June 28, could be the final day for jury selection in the murder trial of Christopher Porco. A jury pool of five women and two men has been chosen so far. Another five jurors and six alternates will be picked today.

Porco jury screening: four questions; Judge expects trial this week

Jury selection began Monday in the Christopher Porco murder trial in Orange County Supreme Court in Goshen. Porco is accused of killing his father and severely wounding his mother with an ax inside their Brockley Drive home in Delmar in 2004.

Saturday, June 24

Doing their best

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Mohon gets new AD

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Bethlehem PBA defends deceased detective

The president of Bethlehem Police Department's police benevolent association and members of the town police force gathered outside the station to defend the late Det. Anthony Arduini.

Public waits for evidence ruling

A toll ticket, a videotape, a nod, and a Miranda Rights issue are at the heart of the evidence being decided in the murder trial of Christopher Porco.

Porco trial goes to Orange County

The Third Appellate District in Brooklyn has ordered the trial be moved to the Orange County town of Goshen, about two hours from the Capital District.

Porco evidence hearings outcome due this week

Orange County Judge Jeffrey Berry is expected to release his ruling this week regarding what evidence presented in the pre-trial hearing on the Christopher Porco murder trial will be allowed during the trial. Porco is accused of killing his father Peter Porco and severely wounding his mother Joan Porco inside their former Brockley Street, Delmar, home on Nov. 15, 2004.

Day Two: Porco stay calm during six hours of questioning

A second day of pre-trial hearings in the case of Christopher Porco revealed a glimpse of the hours of questioning by the Bethlehem Police Department and Porco's calm demeanor throughout.

Judge Jefferey Berry defers bail decision for Porco

Nearly three weeks after his indictment, Christopher Porco will find out this week if he will be allowed out of Albany County Jail on bail.

Porco released on bail

Christopher Porco was released from Albany County Jail Friday afternoon on $250,000 bail, nearly one month after he was indicted for the murder of his father.

Wednesday, June 21

A lesson in life

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Change of venue still pending

Jury selection begins this week in the murder trial of 22-year-old Christopher Porco.

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Monday, June 5

Bethlehem Police head to Rochester

Members of the Bethlehem Police Department headed out Monday to Rochester as part of the 52-year-old law clerk Peter Porco's murder investigation, which toppled the four-month mark last week.