People Vs Porco Case Study

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People v. Porco 71 A.D.3d 791 (2010) People v. Porco is a murder case in which the defendant appealed the court erred in allowing the detective to testify about his mother. The defendant was convicted of second degree murder, and attempted murder of the second degree. The defendant attacked his parents with an axe while they were asleep in bed, killing his father, and attempting to kill his mother. The evidence used in trial was his mother’s affirmative nod to the detective to confirm that her son was the perpetrator while being treated by the paramedics. He also admitted at trial of other uncharged crimes that held similar means of execution and were disguised as break-ins. The defendant was convicted in trial court and the judgment ordered
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