Chris Porco Story On Lifetime Television – Albany Area ‘Romeo Killer’
In the mid-2000's, The Christopher Porco story was on the cover of every newspaper in the Albany area and beyond. Now, the 'good-looking' murderer and his 'shocking' horrific story will be told to the nation on Lifetime television.
The college student from Bethlehem, New York was convicted in 2006 of one of the Albany Areas most famous crimes. The polite, well dressed, educated romeo stunned everyone when he was accused of using an ax to kill his father, Peter, and attempting to murder his mother, Joan, who was severely disfigured in the attack. Apparently, the 2004 tragedy, mimicking a bad plot from a classic horror picture, happened right inside the Porco residence, just outside of Albany, New York. Porco 'The Romeo Killer' is currently serving 46 years.
Although Porco tried to stop the showing of the movie, a judge has ruled that the film will run as scheduled. The movie premiers on Saturday, March 23, 2013 on Lifetime Television. What can we expect to see? Here's Lifetime's description of the movie.
"The quiet town of Delmar, New York, was considered anything but dangerous…until 21-year-old Chris Porco (Matt Barr) was accused of brutally murdering his father Peter and disfiguring his mother Joan (Lolita Davidovich) in a savage axe attack, a claim made all the more shocking when the case’s lead detective Joe Sullivan (Eric McCormack) believed Joan had identified Chris as her attacker. Weeks after the crime, however, Joan would refute Detective Sullivan’s story, while the town of Delmar and many of Chris’ former friends and girlfriends would also rally to his defense, despite Sullivan’s fierce mission to prove his guilt. Prosecutors believed that beneath Chris’ picture-perfect façade was a devious and cunning sociopath who would stop at nothing to keep his lies hidden. In the end, he was convicted of second-degree murder of his father, but many in the town of Delmar firmly believe the jury wrongfully convicted an innocent young man."
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