One of the Strangest Crimes Ever



On November 15, 2004, Christopher Porco decided to butcher his parents with a fireman’s axe while they were sleeping. After the attack of 16 blows to the head, Peter Porco went about his regular morning routine. He walked into the kitchen, packed a lunch, signed a check to cover his son’s parking tickets, and attempted to unload the dishwasher. There’s evidence that Peter even walked outside to get the newspaper and locked himself out of the house, but remembered the hidden key under the potted plant. Finally, he collapsed on the kitchen floor and died. The blow to Peter's head cut off a part of his brain where judgments are made. Therefore, he couldn’t assess what was going on, and did everything he normally would by memory. Meanwhile, Joan was lying in bed with severe head and facial trauma. She survived by lost her left eye, a portion of her skull, and her face was left disfigured. Christopher was arrested and tried for the murder of his father and attempted murder of his mother. Joan, who was in total denial, believed her son was innocent of the charges, despite the overwhelming evidence. She even accompanied him to his trial daily. On December 12, 2006, Christopher Porco was sentenced to 50 years to life on each count, with a minimum to be served of 50 years.