Rideout trial resumes with forensics evidence

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The trial of four people accused of killing Craig Rideout resumed Monday with more forensics evidence presented to the jury.  

Rideout was strangled to death in his Penfield apartment last July. His body was found on the side of a road in Yates County a few days later. Police say his face was disfigured by acid.

Rideout's estranged wife Laura, their two sons Colin and Alex, and Laura's boyfriend Paul Tucci, are being tried together for his murder.

Monday's testimony focused on three key pieces of evidence -- fingerprints at the murder scene, bottles of acid, and the alleged murder weapon, the cord used to strangle Rideout.

During Monday's testimony it was revealed that Laura's finger prints were discovered on a container of Clorox wipes which the prosecution says was used in the cleanup of the crime. However, they were not able to say how long those prints had been there.

A Monroe County lab technician also testified that bottles of acid found at Devil's Bathtub in Mendon Ponds Park, matched the bottle cap liners found by Rideout's body.

Alex and Colin were arrested after police found them dumping acid, gloves and bloody clothing into Devil's Bathtub.

The crime lab technician testified the cord used to strangle Rideout could be the part of the same or similar cord found in the brother's car and in the home of Paul Tucci and Laura. A search of their home turned up cords, duct tape, and a key to Craig Rideout's car.

Continue following News 8's Solina Lewis on Twitter for updates throughout the trial.


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