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Lifetime movie in legal limbo

By Lombardo David
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story" is going to have to survive a legal challenge tomorrow for it to air on Saturday night.

Christopher Porco, who is in prison for the murder of his father and attempted murder of his mother, got a court to order a temporary injunction on Tuesday against a Lifetime Network movie based on his case.

The two sides are heading to the state Appellate Division's Third Department in Albany on Thursday, according to Lifetime attorney Mike Grygiel, who has requested an emergency motion to overturn the ruling Porco received. Porco is expected to teleconference in for the hearing.

Court documents filed on behalf of the Lifetime Network are available below.

Porco is arguing that the movie violates his civil rights. Lifetime is arguing the movie is protected speech. The temporary injunction against the movie was issued by State Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Muller from his chambers in Lake George.

The movie stars "Will & Grace" alum Eric McCormack.

Christopher Porco is serving 46 years to life at the state’s Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, a maximum security prison outside Plattsburgh. He is not eligible for parole until 2052.

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