Lifetime to do real-life crime story about Chris Porco

Chris Porco appears in his orange jumpsuit in courtIf you are a true-crime fan, Lifetime has a new made-for-television movie coming out that might interest you. “Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story” has been picked up by Lifetime, and will detail the true story of University of Rochester student Christopher Porco, who was convicted for murdering his father and attempting to murder his mother. Delmar, NY college student Chris Porco was your typical handsome, clever ladies’ man, but on November 15th 0f 2004 that all changed when he committed an unforgiveable crime.


Eric McCormack wearing black and smirking at cameraThis Lifetime production will feature a stellar cast, director and writing staff. Edithe Swensen will be writing and Norma Bailey directing the television adaptation of events. Matt Barr, best known for his breakout role in the History series “Hatfields & McCoys”, will star as Christopher Porco, Lolita Dovidovitch will play his mother Joan, and Eric McCormack will play a local police detective.

This will be the second Lifetime television film that McCormack has starred in, having previously showcased his talents in “Who Is Clark Rockfeller?” back in 2010, which was also writeen by Edithe Swensen.

The story of Christopher Porco has been covered multiple times on television over the years, including a one-hour documentary on CBS’ “48 Hours Mystery”, on truTV’s “Forensic Files”,  and in an episode off CSI called “Bloodsport” which featured a similar premise.

- Eric McCormack
- Matt Barr
- Lifetime

Written by: harrisr
Dec 1st, 2012, 5:32 am


Message Posted On Mar 24th, 2013, 6:11 pm
What a shame his mother refuses to face the truth. She enabled him all his life to become the psychopath he became. She is almost as guilty as he.

Message Posted On Dec 1st, 2012, 6:40 pm
Chris Porco was not a ladies' man or clever. I went to U of R with him and I find it disturbing that a movie will depict him in a way that will make him likable. He is a heartless monster and I fear that the production of this movie will boost his ego. He is a convicted murderer and his poor family will be forced to continue reliving this tragedy because of movies like this.
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