Decision Promised on Porco made-for-TV Movie | WAMC

Decision Promised on Porco made-for-TV Movie

Mar 21, 2013

An appeals court judge has reserved decision on whether to grant Christopher Porco's request to keep a made-for-TV movie about his life from being shown on cable televsion.

A New York judge had temporarily barred Lifetime from showing its made-for-TV movie on Christopher Porco, the upstate New Yorker serving 46 years to life after bieng convicted for the 2004 ax murder of his father and maiming of his mother. The cable network scheduled "Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story" to debut on Saturday night and repeat on Sunday.

Porco had requested the order to stop the movie, saying parts were fictionalized. A New York state Supreme Court Judge ruled that Lifetime needed Porco's permission to use his name in the film.

Lifetime challenged that ruling to the state's Appellate Division. The Times Union reports Justice Elizabeth Garry says she'll rule by noon Friday, if not sooner, on whether to keep the restraining order in place .