ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Alex Rideout, convicted of tampering with evidence in the 2016 murder of his father Craig Rideout, has been released from prison after he was granted parole on March 16.

Records from the New York State Department of Corrections show that Rideout was released Tuesday to community supervision with a maximum expiration date of July 15, 2025.

Craig Rideout, 50, was reported missing on July 20, 2016 and was found later that day. Yates County investigators found his body in a wooded area, wrapped in a tarp with bungee cords. His face was disfigured from acid.

In a Tuesday interview with News 8, Julie Cianca, Alex Rideout’s former trial lawyer, said that while she hasn’t been in contact with Alex since he was released, she is hopeful Alex can be absorbed back into the community after his sentence.

“It just made no sense to me that he was convicted of anything,” said Cianca, “and I think that he probably felt much the same way.”

Alex was convicted of tampering with evidence in the case, and his mother Laura Rideout and brother Colin Rideout were both convicted of murder

Alex was previously denied parole in 2019.

Monroe County Sheriff’s investigators say Colin and Alex tried to dump gloves, solvents and drain cleaner into a pond at Mendon Ponds Park.