CBS show revisits Porco attacks

— In August, Christopher Porco was convicted by an Orange County jury of murdering his father Peter Porco with an ax and attempting to murder his mother Joan Porco during the overnight hours of Nov. 14 and 15, 2004, at their Brockley Drive home.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 25, three days before the CBS show's air date. Christopher Porco faces a maximum of 50 years in a state maximum correctional facility.

Authorities believe Christopher Porco drove from the University of Rochester campus to Delmar the night of Nov. 14, 2004, and attacked his parents while they were asleep in the early-morning hours of Nov. 15, before driving back to the University of Rochester campus, where he was seen around 8:30 a.m. the next morning. News of the murder shocked the community, and a year after the attacks, the Albany County District Attorney's office handed down an indictment against the Porcos' younger son, Christopher, who was 22 at the time of the attacks.

Pre-trial hearings were held in May, and the trial began in June and lasted eight weeks until a conviction has handed down in a little over six hours by a jury of eight women and four men.Porco's attorney Kindlon is in the process of filing an appeal on the murder conviction. Peter Porco was the chief law clerk for 3RD Division State Appellate Court Judge Anthony Cardona in Albany when he was murdered. Joan Porco was working as a speech therapist at Schalmont School prior to the attack.

Sheriff Campbell said Porco has been a quiet prisoner so far.

"He mostly reads and keeps to himself," said Campbell. "He gets a lot of mail from young females from the Delmar area."


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