Rideouts receive maximum sentences

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The estranged wife of Craig Rideout and two of their sons received maximum sentences Friday for their involvement in his murder in July 2016.

Laura Rideout will spend at least 41 years in prison before she is eligible for parole. She was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder charge, 15 years plus 5 years post-release supervision for the burglary charge, and 1 1/3 to 4 years for tampering with evidence. 

Colin Rideout will spend a minimum of nearly 28 years behind bars before he is eligible for parole. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for second-degree murder and up to eight years for tampering with evidence. 

Alex Rideout will spend a maximum of eight years in prison for tampering with evidence. He will be eligible for parole after 32 months in prison.

All sentences will run consecutively. 

Attorneys made remarks for almost two hours in defense of their clients, asking for minimum sentences. Each attorney spoke at length about the extent of their clients role in the murder and cover-up. 

A lot of finger pointing took place between the defense teams placing the blame on other defendants. At one point, Michael DiPrima, an attorney for Laura, spoke before the court and made new claims against Craig, including his mental state, allegations of marital rape, and the fall out of his relationship with Laura. -- none of which were previously presented during the trial.

"In order to paint a full and fair picture of Laura, of Alex, of Colin, you know, we as attorneys wanted to prepare what we could so that the judge could view everything in a proper context," David Pilato, an attorny for Laura said. "So that's why we had to delve a little bit deeper during the course of the trial." 

"Nobody knows what goes on behind shut doors and shut windows," Robbyn Drew, Craig's sister said after the sentencing. "Nobody's got a perfect life, nobody's got a perfect marriage. To sling mud where there's no defense... I can't speak to it... but it certainly wasn't a nice thing to do." 

In July 2016, Craig was killed in the basement of his home. His body was later found, wrapped in a tarp and disfigured by acid, in Yates County.

VIDEO - Watch lawyers make arguments on behalf of their clients: 

VIDEO - Judge Moran issues the sentences:


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