The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, August 10, 2006  

Christopher Porco Headed to Prison

I haven't blogged about the case, one that caught my avid attention from day one -- in part because I grew up and went to college in the region, and otherwise because it was just generally captivating -- but I was very pleased to hear earlier this evening that an Orange County, N.Y., jury (location of the trial resulting from a change of venue) found Christopher Porco, of Delmar, N.Y., guilty of murdering his father, Peter Porco, and of attempting to kill his mother, Joan Porco.

Gratefully and correctly, it didn't take the jury very long to decide the matter.

Congratulations and appreciation to the Bethlehem Police Department and the Albany Country District Attorney's Office for their outstanding and successful efforts surrounding the case against this very dangerous young man, and to the Albany Times Union and WNYT for their excellent coverage of the case and the trial.

The system works.

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