Rideout, who is serving a life sentence, filed an appeal in May. In the filing, she blamed her two sons for the death of her husband Craig Rideout. A decision is expected to be released sometime next month.

UPDATE: 

On Wednesday, an appeals court heard the case of Laura Rideout, the mother convicted of murdering her estranged husband in 2016.

Rideout, who is serving a life sentence, filed an appeal in May. In the filing, she blamed her two sons for the death of her husband Craig Rideout.

According to trial testimony, Alex and Colin Rideout were caught tossing garbage bags of evidence into Devil's Bathtub in Mendon Ponds Park. Craig Rideout was killed in the basement of his apartment in Penfield. His body was found wrapped in a tarp in Penn Yan the next day.

Prosecutors said the fact that she went into Craig's home, found a bloody mess, and didn't call police proves her role in the crime.

Rideout's attorney asked the appellate judges for three things on Wednesday morning.

"The first argument was that Laura's case should have been severed from the other defendants, meaning it should she should have had a separate trial," defense attorney William Clauss said.

Clauss argued that Rideout did not get a fair trial as one of four defendants in the 2017 trial. He said it allowed the other defense attorneys to point the finger at her, saying that 98% of the blame was placed on Rideout.

Rideout's conviction should be thrown out because the evidence did not support a murder charge, Clauss said, and if she is not granted a new trial, her sentence should be reduced.

"She had no connection with the criminal justice system, had been a good mother by all accounts, and is basically facing a life without parole sentence," Clauss said. "There's no way at 50, facing a 37 to life sentence, that she will ever get out of prison."

"It was one of the most heinous crimes that our community has seen," said Leah Mervine, deputy chief of appeals for the Monroe County District Attorney's Office. "While the cleanup was slipshod, the homicide was not. It took a member of our community out of our community."

Alex Rideout is up for parole next year. Colin Rideout was also sentenced to life in prison. Paul Tucci, Rideout's boyfriend, was exonerated. Tucci was in court Wednesday.

Clauss said it could be a month or two before the judges make a decision.

ORIGINAL:

On Wednesday, an appeals court is set to hear the case of Laura Rideout, the suburban mother convicted of murdering her estranged husband in 2016.

Rideout, who is serving a life sentence, filed an appeal in May. In the filing, she blamed her two sons for the death of her husband Craig Rideout.

Prosecutors say the fact that she went into her estranged husband's home, found a bloody mess and didn't call police proves her role in the crime.

According to trial testimony, Alex and Colin Rideout were caught tossing garbage bags of evidence into Devil's Bathtub in Mendon Ponds Park. Craig Rideout was killed in the basement of his apartment in Penfield. His body was found wrapped in a tarp in Penn Yan the next day.

Alex Rideout is up for parole next year. Colin Rideout was also sentenced to life in prison.

Laura Rideout's appeal hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday. A decision is expected to be released sometime next month.