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Defense suggests DNA from evidence in Rideout murder trial could be contaminated

Defense suggests DNA from evidence in Rideout murder trial could be contaminated
The prosecution has maintained from the beginning that the evidence will link the four defendants with their DNA, but Wednesday morning the defense team in the Craig Rideout murder trial said DNA samples from bloody evidence could have been contaminated. On Wednesday, a crime lab technician presented key evidence to the jury. Rideout’s two sons, Colin and Alex, his estranged... more

Bloody pair of gloves may link at least one defendant to the murder of Craig Rideout

Bloody pair of gloves may link at least one defendant to the murder of Craig Rideout
A bloody pair of work gloves found in the trunk of the car Colin and Alex Rideout were driving in when they were arrested were shown to the jury Tuesday morning, and may link one of the defendants to the murder of Craig Rideout. Rideout’s two sons, Colin and Alex, his estranged wife Laura and her boyfriend Paul Tucci are all... more

Rideout trial focuses on forensics, including DNA and cord allegedly used for strangulation

Rideout trial focuses on forensics, including DNA and cord allegedly used for strangulation
Various pieces of clothing discovered stuffed in the trunk of a car found at Mendon Ponds Park were blood-stained, and prosecutors hope to use the evidence to incriminate those accused of killing Craig Rideout. On Monday, the testimony started about DNA evidence that prosecutors earlier said would be key building blocks in the criminal case. That testimony, from Monroe County... more

Defendants fighting for own survival in Rideout trial

Defendants fighting for own survival in Rideout trial
The first defense lawyer to cross-examine the county’s medical examiner Wednesday pressed the issue of how much power would have been needed to kill Craig Rideout. Wasn’t it possible that the strangulation did not take significant force?, Assistant Public Defender Julie Cianca implied in her questions Wednesday to Monroe County Medical Examiner Dr. Nadia Granger. Moments later, defense lawyer Michael... more

Will key evidence link the defendants to the murder of Craig Rideout?

Will key evidence link the defendants to the murder of Craig Rideout?
A bottle of Diet Coke could be a key piece of evidence placing Laura Rideout at the murder scene of her estranged husband, Craig Rideout. Thursday’s testimony at the murder trial narrowed in on that bottle of Diet Coke, purchased by Laura Rideout and her boyfriend, Paul Tucci at a local Walmart. Surveillance images and receipts show the two also... more

Images of acid burns, bones shown during Rideout murder trial testimony

Images of acid burns, bones shown during Rideout murder trial testimony
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) – The Monroe County Medical Examiner took the stand Wednesday morning, testifying about the cause of death of Penfield man Craig Rideout. Rideout’s body was found in a wooded area of Yates County in July 2016, wrapped in a tarp and disfigured with acid. His two sons, Colin and Alex, his estranged wife, Laura, and her boyfriend, Paul... more

Sister of Craig Rideout stands trial, surveillance evidence revealed

Sister of Craig Rideout stands trial, surveillance evidence revealed
On Tuesday, Jurors were shown surveillance video from three trips to Walmart including one on July 20, the day Robbyn Drew, Craig Rideout’s sister, reported him missing. Drew testified in court today, and says when she couldn’t reach Craig right out by phone or email she went to his home. She found Laura right out in the kitchen “She was... more

Jurors see the murder weapon in Rideout case

Jurors see the murder weapon in Rideout case
Testimony continues in the Craig Rideout murder trial. During day three of the trial the prosecution called five witnesses to the stand, including a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy with the technical unit who took photos inside Craig Rideout’s Penfield town home. It’s there where police believe Rideout was murdered and where investigators found a home wire ligature the prosecution says... more

Jury selection slated to begin for four accused of murder in Craig Rideout homicide

Jury selection slated to begin for four accused of murder in Craig Rideout homicide
A judge Monday denied a request to move the trial for the four accused of killing Craig Rideout, clearing the way for jury selection to begin Tuesday. Attorney Matthew Parrinello asked for a change of venue, saying that some information made public by the media has since been suppressed and cannot be used as evidence at trial. For instance, the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Spike talks career, heroin epidemic (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Spike talks career, heroin epidemic (podcast)
Sheriff Ron Spike has been working in law enforcement his entire career. Ever since he graduated from Monroe Community College immediately following high school. Even then, Sheriff Spike – then a deputy with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office – knew his career and life would be spent in law enforcement. “I grew up in the jail,” he joked before cameras... more

Finger Lakes Museum applies for wetlands permit

Finger Lakes Museum applies for wetlands permit
The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium has applied for a freshwater wetlands permit for its planned wildlife trail. Public comments on the application and the trail project will be accepted in writing by the state Department of Environmental Conservation until Jan. 12. Comments should be sent to Matthew Griffiths, NYSDEC Region 8 headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, 14414. FL... more

Laura Rideout’s boyfriend charged with evidence tampering in Craig Rideout murder investigation

Laura Rideout’s boyfriend charged with evidence tampering in Craig Rideout murder investigation
THE LATEST Laura Rideout’s boyfriend has been charged in connection with the murder of Craig Rideout. Paul “P.J.” Tucci was charged with tampering with evidence. Authorities say Craig Rideout’s estranged wife Laura Rideout and her boyfriend, Paul Tucci, were at the Hudson Avenue Walmart just hours before Rideout was found dead. Prosecutors say the two bought items similar to what... more
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