March 13, 2009

News: Jury Reaches Verdict in Cuadra Trial

Last week we wrote about twink porn star Brent Corrigan testifying at the murder trial of Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Now, the jury in the case has reached a unanimous verdict and found escort and Web enterpreneur Harlow Cuadra (left) guilty of first-degree homicide. The eight men and four women on the jury deliberated for more than three hours and also found Cuadra, 27, guilty on 11 other felcony counts, including theft, arson and abuse of a corpse. Cuadra and his former partner Joseph Kerekes, 34, were arrested in May 2007 for killing porn rival Kocis and setting his house on fire. Kerekes was sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Because of the guilty verdict, Cuadra now faces the death penalty. His fate will be decided today. Stay tuned for more on this tragic case.

UPDATE: On Monday, March 16, Harlow Cuadra was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of producer Bryan Kocis. The jury deliberated for more than five hours before returning to the courtroom and sparing Cuadra the death penalty.

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