On the early morning of November 15, 2004, Peter and Joan Porco were attacked in their home with a fire axe. Peter was killed and Joan was left severely disfigured. Their son, Christopher Porco, was convicted of the crimes. At his trial, the prosecution argued that Porco killed his father over money problems, while the defense argued a lack of evidence. Joan, who lost an eye in the attack, maintained her son’s innocence throughout his trial.
Chronic underachiever Christopher Porco created the affluence he craved by taking out loans in his father’s name. When his father, Peter, found out, Christopher brutally attacked him and his mother, Joan, with an axe, leaving one dead and the other in the I.C.U.