Laura and Colin Rideout get maximum sentences on murder charges

October 13, 2017 06:55 PM

The mother and son convicted in the death of a Penfield father in 2016 received the maximum sentence for murder on Friday.

Both Colin and Laura Rideout got 25 years to life. Laura also got 15 years for burglary and one and one-third to four years for evidence tampering -- with the sentences running consecutively.


Colin was also sentenced to one and one-third to four years in prison on two counts of evidence tampering with the sentences running consecutively.

Finally, Alex Rideout was also sentenced to one and one-third to four years for two counts of evidence tampering. Those sentences also run consecutively, meaning Alex could serve up to eight years in prison.

In July 2016, Craig Rideout was found wrapped in a tarp in a wooded area in the small town of Jerusalem in Yates County. Investigators said he had been beaten and strangled with a garrote. Months later, his estranged wife Laura and two sons Colin and Alex were charged with murder. Laura's boyfriend Paul Tucci was also indicted for murder, but clear of all charges at trial.

In court on Friday, Judge Thomas Moran said Craig's murder was one of the most heinous cases he's ever seen.

"I, like [defense attorney] Mr. DiPrima, have been doing this for quite some time," Judge Moran said at sentencing. "This is one of the ugliest things I've ever seen."

Watch full sentencing:


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