The murder trial of gay porn star Harlow Cuadra is scheduled to begin in a Pennsylvania courtroom Tuesday after numerous delays.

Cuadra, a former Navy enlisted man and porn star, is accused of the January 2007 killing of rival gay porn producer Bryan Kocis, 44, a man who had turned a bankrupt life around by peddling twink boys in bareback videos online.

Kocis' body was found by firemen responding to a fire at the porn king's Dallas Township house on the night of January 24, a Wednesday, his neck slashed to the point of near decapitation and his torso stabbed 28 times.

Investigators allege Cuadra, 27, and his lover, Joseph Kerekes, 34, who were involved in gay online pornography and escorting themselves, are responsible for the murder. The two plotted to kill the porn producer in an effort to cut free Kocis' biggest star, Sean Lockhart, from his contractual obligations, they contend.

Cuadra's family and friends claim he's innocent. At the website, they push mugs and t-shirts to raise money for his defense.

So the news last December that Kerekes had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in an effort to save his own life must have disheartened those supporters.

Kerekes is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after admitting he knew of and helped facilitate the murder.

In a notice of alibi defense submitted to the court in July, attorneys for Cuadra said they might claim he was at a nearby motel the night of Kocis' murder. A defense certain to change when considering Kerekes' change of heart.

Cuadra and Kerekes, who served a brief stint in the Marines, first hooked up online in 2000. After several dates, Kerekes admitted that he escorted for a living and eventually brought his new lover into the fold. The pair began producing and starring in online military-themed bareback videos at from their Virginia Beach, Virginia home.

While Cuadra and Kerekes were raking in large sums of money from their porn ventures, it had not kept pace with their indulgent lifestyle. Several reports indicate that by 2007 the pair were almost $1 million in debt.

Kocis had built his own gay porn empire off the backs of barely legal young boys called Cobra Video; his most lucrative star was Sean Lockhart, who starred in several videos under the name Brent Corrigan. The two also met on the Internet when Lockhart was living in San Diego and desperate for cash. But after being turned into a porn star – and Kocis' part-time lover – Lockhart wanted out, and new boyfriend, Grant Roy, wanted in as manager.

Lockhart told the FBI he was underage when he filmed Every Poolboy's Dream, Casting Couch 4, Schoolboy Crush and Bareboned Twinks for Cobra Video in an effort to sever his ties with his previous mentor.

The two faced off in court and eventually reached a settlement.

Nearly free from Kocis, Lockhart and Roy began scouting for new models for Lockhart's eventual return to gay porn when they came upon Cuadra.

According to statements Roy made to gay monthly Out, the four men agreed to produce a film starring Lockhart and Cuadra which they believed would be worth $1 million. Kocis, who had yet to contractually release his former sex star, stood in the way of their million dollar plan.

Both Lockhart and Roy are expected to testify at the trial, but Kerekes has refused. Jury selection begins Tuesday.

Cuadra could face the death penalty if found guilty of the murder of Bryan Kocis.