- Christopher Porco was convicted of killing his father and attempting to murder his mother with a fireman’s ax.
- After the attack, his father went about his regular morning routine, unaware that he was dying. He walked into the kitchen, packed a lunch, signed a cheque to cover his son’s parking tickets and attempted to unload the dishwasher…
- The blow to the head cut off a part of his brain where the judgments are being made. Therefore, he couldn’t assess what was going on, and did everything he normally would as per memory.
On 15 November 2004, Joan and Peter Porco had been found seemingly murdered. The was blood everywhere – a medical examiner later determined that 52-year-old Peter sustained massive head injuries causing his death. Joan was lying in the bed with severe head and facial trauma. She survived but lost the left eye, a portion of the skull and her face was left disfigured.
A fireman’s ax that was used in the attack was lying in the couple’s blood-drenched bedroom.
Bizarrely, after the father Peter was attacked, he went about his regular morning routine, unaware that he was dying. He walked into the kitchen, packed a lunch, signed a cheque to cover his son’s parking tickets and attempted to unload the dishwasher. Finally, he collapsed on the floor and died, leaving the macabre but mind-boggling scene for police to discover…
The events started in the early morning hours of November. 15, 2004, when their son Christopher Porco decided to butcher them brutally with a fireman’s ax while at sleep.
After the vicious attack of 16 heavy blows to head with an ax that penetrated his skull and took off his jaw, Peter Porto starts his day like nothing ever happened. Unaware he is suffering from a deadly attack or that his wife is bleeding to death by his bed, Peter gets up because he has a routine to follow.
There’s evidence that Peter walked outside to get the newspaper and locked himself out of the house, but remembered the hidden key under the potted plant to get himself back in.
And the plot twist: The mother survived and was in total denial, believing her son was innocent of the charges despite the overwhelming evidence.
On December 12, 2006, Cristopher Porco was sentenced to 50 years to life on each count totaling a minimum of 50 years in prison.