ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jury selection has started for the trial of a woman, her boyfriend and her two sons who are charged with killing her estranged husband last summer and dumping his body in the Finger Lakes region.
A state Supreme Court judge in Rochester denied a defense lawyer’s request Monday for a change in venue for the four defendants who are being tried together. Jury selection began Tuesday morning.
Laura Rideout, Paul Tucci and Colin and Alexander Rideout are charged with murder in the slaying of Craig Rideout, of Penfield. Prosecutors say he was killed in his suburban Rochester home last July.
Authorities say his face had been disfigured by a corrosive liquid before being dumped in a wooded area.
All four defendants are also accused of trying to hide evidence.