Various media outlets have covered our recent 440 Motion to vacate the conviction of Christopher Porco that was filed after an extensive case review.
In August 2006, Mr. Porco was convicted of the November 15, 2004 murder of his father and the attempted murder of his mother. In December 2006, he was sentenced to an indeterminate term of 50 years to life in prison.
The 440 Motion, brought after years of investigation, identifies new facts and legal issues that were not available to the defense at the time of the trial and appeal, and outlines several grounds that warrant vacatur of Mr. Porco’s conviction, or, at minimum, an evidentiary hearing, including clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Porco did not attack his parents, that police and prosecutors deliberately suppressed material evidence and violated Mr. Porco’s due process rights, that Mr. Porco was denied his right to the effective assistance of counsel at trial, and that the Court permitted an unqualified juror to deliberate.
Watch and read the coverage here: