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Porco trial: Day 2; Christopher calls police

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

— Laurie Shanks, Christopher Porco's attorney, repeatedly asked Tice why she never told Porco the condition of his parents and instead placed the call on hold to find a detective.

"You knew there was an all points bulletin out on Christopher Porco, did you not?" asked Shanks.

"I don't recall," said Tice.

"Did you know this young man's father was dead and his mother was in Albany Medical Center?" asked Shanks.

"Yes," said Tice.

Shanks continued to pepper Tice with questions and statements wondering why Tice placed Porco on hold and allowed a detective behind the scenes to decide what to do next.

"What you did was give Det. Rudolph his phone number so Det. Rudolph could talk to Christopher Porco unrecorded," said Shanks.

The brief recorded phone conversations of Porco talking to police officers could be the only time in this trial the jury hears from Porco. It is not likely Porco will take the stand in his own defense, and a six-and-one-half hour videotaped interrogation of Porco by Bethlehem police has been ruled inadmissible.

Porco is accused of murdering his father Peter Porco and the attempted murder of his mother Joan in their Brockley Drive, Delmar, home in 2004.

The trial recessed on Thursday for the Fourth of July holiday and will be back in session next Wednesday, July 5.

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