In less than four short hours, a
Luzerne County jury has found gay porn star Harlow Cuadra guilty of
the first-degree murder of Bryan Kocis, reports WNEP, an ABC
Jurors began deliberations in the
capital murder trial about 11AM this morning.
Investigators allege Harlow Cuadra and
his former lover Joseph Kerekes killed gay porn producer Bryan Kocis,
44, in his Dallas Township, Pennsylvania home. Kocis' body was found
by firemen responding to a fire at Kocis' house on the night of
January 24, a Wednesday, his neck slashed to the point of near
decapitation and his torso stabbed 28 times.
previous testimony in the trial and a complete story background.
Kocis founded Cobra Video, a gay porn
empire built off the backs of twink boys. His biggest star was Sean
Prosecutors allege Cuadra and Kerekes
killed Kocis because they wanted to produce a pornographic film
starring Cuadra and Lockhart which they believed would be worth $1
million, but Kocis, who claimed ownership of Lockhart's stage name,
Brent Corrigan, stood in their way.
Kerekes, 35, pleaded guilty to
second-degree murder last December and is now serving a life sentence
Cuadra, 27, took the stand on Tuesday
and Wednesday. In his testimony, he blamed Kerekes for the murder.
“Takes out this knife and slashes
him. Bryan immediately grabs his throat,” Cuadra told the court.
Teary-eyed Cuadra told jurors he was
not a killer, and that he had been sexually molested at the age of 8.
Prosecutors say they will seek the
death penalty for Harlow Cuadra.