Family Crimes

Mom And Son Murder Husband, Disfigure Face With Acid Following Brutal Custody Battle

Her other son helped clean up the mess.

A woman and her son have been convicted of the murdering her estranged husband and disfiguring his face with acid last year.

Laura Rideout, 46, and Colin Rideout, 22, were found guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the killing of Craig Rideout, according to the New York Daily News. His beaten and strangled body was found wrapped in a tarp in the woods southeast of Rochester, New York. His face was disfigured from acid, according to an NBC affiliate. Laura’s younger son, Alexander, 19, and her boyfriend, Paul Tucci, were also charged with murder but were acquitted.  Alexander was found guilty of tampering with evidence after he helped clean up the murder.

The jury in the trial was shown surveillance video showing Colin Rideout buying a shovel and work gloves at a Walmart. Those items were used in the crime.

"This was definitely one of the most heinous cases I’ve seen in my more than 30 years in law enforcement," Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn, told Democrat and Chronicle. "To see someone so horrendously murder their own flesh and blood is unbelievable."

The husband and father was murdered after a contentious divorce and custody battle between him and his family.

[Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office]

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