Gruesome details of Rideout murder outlined at hearing

Laura, Colin and Alex Rideout, and Paul Tucci are charged with murder and evidence tampering in the death of Craig Rideout, 50, last summer.

During the hearing Monday, defense attorneys requested that media outlets should not have access to motion papers, saying they would taint the jury pool for the trial in the case. Judge Moran dismissed the idea, ruling that the paperwork would be left open and unsealed.

The body of Craig Rideout was found wrapped in a tarp and tied with bungee cords last July in a wooded area of Jerusalem, Yates County. Some sort of acid or corrosive material was poured over his face to disfigure him and/or prevent him from being identified.

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