Christopher Porco is charged with murder and attempted murder of his mother and father Peter and Joan Porco inside their Brockley Drive home, sometime around the early morning hours of Nov. 15, 2004.
Prosecutors believe Porco drove from the University of Rochester where he was a student in the late night hours of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, and traveled more than 200 miles along the Thruway to stage a break-in at his family’s home at 36 Brockley Drive, in Delmar early Monday morning Nov. 15.
Based on prior court testimony in the Christopher Porco murder trial in Orange County Supreme Court, and published Spotlight news articles about the crime, here is a timeline that is beginning to emerge based on witness testimony and police investigations:
`It was a white male in his early- to mid-20s with a baseball cap on,` Fallon said.
`I remember seeing a yellow Jeep because of the speed it entered,` Russell stated in court.
`The security system was disarmed or turned off by using the master code,` Meyers said in court.
Meyers added that phone lines outside the building were cut that same morning, less than three hours later at 4:54 a.m.
`The two toll collectors’ testimony fits in with our timeline,` Rossi said. `They are both very credible witnesses.`
`He was on his right side, shirt pulled up, and face covered in blood, dark blood,` Hart said.
`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.`
`His message said ‘My parents are dead,’` Fischer recalled.
`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.
`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.