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Taxpayers to Pay Even More for Porco Trial

It looks like taxpayers will foot even more of the bill for the Christopher Porco murder trial, but this time they will help pay for the convicted killer's defense.

Albany Comptroller Mike Conners tells NEWS10 a court found that Porco could not pay for about $4,000 for his DNA expert and about $2,000 for the neurologist his lawyers used. That $6,000 will be added to the more than $300,000 bill racked up during the seven week trial.

Christopher Porco was found guilty of murdering his father Peter with an ax and trying to kill his mother Joan with the same weapon back in Novermber of 2004.

Taxpayers will not have to pay for Porco's legal fees, as those have already been paid.

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