The jury will deliberate for a third day after failing to reach a verdict Thursday. Day two of deliberations wrapped up at 4:30 p.m.
It was a year ago today when Craig Rideout’s body was found in a remote area in Yates County. His estranged wife Laura Rideout, her boyfriend Paul Tucci and sons, Alex and Colin are charged in the murder.
The jury asked to have a read back of testimony from blood spatter expert Paul Kish. They also requested to see Walmart surveillance video.
Jurors also asked for the definitions of second-degree murder and accomplice liability to be read back.
Paul Tucci’s defense attorney, Michael Schiano, says it’s impossible to read anything into what a jury is doing during deliberations.
“No, not from what I can tell because the last question was about Mr. Tucci, the first one is bout Alex,” Schiano said. “So, no. You can’t guess, you can’t speculate. Let them do their jobs.”
The murder trial has lasted more than three weeks with more than 50 people being called to testify.
Day three of deliberations resumes Friday morning.