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  1. CJ says

    … or a gay porn actor. I was wondering the same thing.

    Of course, regardless being involved in a cold blooded murder and cover up doesn’t necessarily fair well…

  2. EricLA says

    PeterParker, It looks like the evidence was pretty compelling. Cuadra, by his own admission, was there at the time of the murder, though he says his partner arrived by surprise and then attacked Kocis without warning. Evidence showed both Cuadra and Kerekes bought materials like lighter fluid in advance of the attack, though neither smokes. Also, in his testimony, Cuadra cried real tears when discussing his childhood, but later when recounting the murder, he seemed to try force tears, than never came. Some court watchers suggested he was acting, jurors likely saw it the same way. The instructions from the judge was that Cuadra need not have committed the killing himself to be convicted of first degree murder, but the jury question this morning suggests they may believe Kerekes did the actual murder. So, Cuadra may be “lucky” and avoid the death penalty. Looks like we may know as early as tomorrow.

  3. Bill says

    If Cuadra was HATEROSEXUAL he would have been charged with second-degree murder instead of first-degree. The jury would convict the HATEROSEXUAL Cuadra of some or all charges but give a light sentence.

    If you are a gay criminal you will recieve worse punishment than a HATEROSEXUAL one. If you are gay victim and the perpetrator is HATEROSEXUAL you will not recieve the same justice if you were HATEROSEXUAL.

  4. Brix says

    I believe the victim was gay too. Courts often don’t go too hard on criminals that kill gay people, because gay people don’t really count (“he was only gay”). I find it Interesting that when a court finally convicts one of our killers in the first degree, the killer just happened to be gay too.

  5. Matt says

    this might be inappropriate, but if i put myself in his shoes, i think i’d rather be sentenced to death than arrive for a life sentence in prison as a pretty little gay porn actor. his life in prison will be utterly dispicable hell on earth. i’d rather die at the hands of the system than slowly painfully have my soul ripped out of me.

  6. Micah J. says

    All he has to do is hook up with a tough, butch inmate who will protect him from the wolves. They’ll be lined up for that pretty motherfucker. Who knows, he might fall in love with the guy and spend those years in correctional bliss. Just like Oz.

    I’d rather take my chances than be put to death and never know if I could’ve survived and had some hot prison love in the process.

  7. John says

    I saw the one porn movie he was in. He is fucking gorgeous and uber hot!!! Is it wrong of me that finding out he was in prison made my masturbatory fantasies all the hotter. Pity he couldn’t have made more movies before he fucked his life up and killed someone.

  8. nick says

    brix wrote:
    “…despite Cuadra’s recent letters claiming he was no longer gay because he reinstated his Catholic faith.”

    What’s really sad is that being gay is still something that if purged somehow makes a person on trial for murder look better? Who the hell told him to do that?

  9. Freddy says

    He wasn’t a pedophile… that implies the guy ran after little kiddies. He took home a fifteen year old who later admitted he lied about his age, which i think made them change the charge from pedophile to something else.

    The larger point is that the gay porn industry is full of totally amoral people, not a majority but a lot, who do drugs, live crazy lifestyles, and die young from diseases, overdoses, suicides and premature heart attacks (Bret Mycles, Haus Weston, lots more). I know we want to give them a pass as valiant freedom fighters for the cause who get us off but there are disturbing things going on that we should all be concerned about.

  10. Anthony in Nashville says

    Freddy, I agree with you. People involved in the gay porn industry are usually not worthy of being celebrated as role models, because that’s not a field you enter if you have viable options in my opinion.

    I’m always a bit amused when gay publications try to paint the porn industry as making all these notable contributions to gay culture.

    Do they serve a purpose? Yes. But many of them are f*cked up individuals more deserving of pity than admiration.

  11. cj says

    Freddy and Anthony: Right on. I always found it bothersome that the gay community (generally speaking) embraced porn actors as though they were the next messiah. Meanwhile so many great activists get unrecognized while hundreds if not thousands of people flood to the next Winter Party or event to watch porn stars get drooled over. I hated seeing gay rags putting porn stars all over the covers. I once took my mother years ago to a few bars in Boston, I was embarrassed when she asked why porn stars are such a big deal (and she is far from conservative). Makes one wonder where our priorities lie, thinking with the wrong head.

  12. Gary says

    Following this very sad case, what strikes me is how Harlow and Brent Corrigan too, all their lives have been used, abused and manipulated by older guys interested only in exploiting them for sexual and monetary gain. I atually feel a little sorry for Harlow. I hope he gets life rather than the death penalty.

  13. Gary says

    Such a sad case. What really strikes me is how both Harlow and Brent Corrigan have been used, abused and manipulated all their lives by older guys only interested in exploiting them for sexual and monetary gain.

  14. Salome says

    Wait a second, I don’t think that it’s fair to start denigrating porn stars simply because they’re porn stars.
    Saying things like “The Adult Industry is full of totally amoral people” is acting as if other industries don’t. I can name about a good couple of hundred people that are immoral and have nothing to do with porn.
    While I do think people in the gay community have a tendency to put porn stars on a pedestal for some reason, that doesn’t mean that it’s okay for you guys to bash them because you don’t understand they’re career choice.

  15. paul says

    Based on the testimony regrettably, he was guilty, i am not convinced he is guilty of first degree murder, i think his partner is guilty of that, and that he is guilty of 2nd degree. the plausability of what he offered, just doesn’t make sense. he went their to seduce and sleep with him, and the to his suprise Joe showed up and started stabbing him, and told him to wait in the car, while he killed him, then set him on fire, then found his 2 computer, 2 video cameras and took his watch off his wrist, and witnesses said, that the car was only in the drive way for 30 minutes, that is a lot of stuff for one man to do, while he is the good little girl waiting in the car. Ultimately they ended up with the same (sentence) sort of, life with out parole and life with out parole. He will have a lot of time to think about how this could have gone differently, maybe he will find his gay self along the way. i do agree with some earlier posters that if he had been straight and killed a gay porn producer, he could or would have used that lame gay panic defense, and who knows it might have worked, it defies logic when it does but lawyers still treat us like Lepers in the court room and so do juries for the most part. Hopefully we can educate them, that we are not all bad.

  16. Chris says

    Should sexual orientation or working in the porn industry have any interpretive value? They should not. These men took a life, premeditated or not, for the most offensive of reasons – professional and monetary gain. Gay or straight, working in porn or a Fortune 500 company, benefiting from a death intentionally inflicted is the most pathetic of all pathetic reasons to kill.

  17. Jaroslaw says

    I just got done watching a show about this case and while I admit it was an “interview” type thing with Cuadro before the trial, I’m amazed that everyone accepts prosecution evidence without questioning. Did you know Cuadro was an honorably discharged Marine – 3.5 years service or student of the month in High School? Or that his assets were frozen and he had to rely on a public defender? We just got done with elections where I live and one of the campaign postcards from a prosecutor candidate/incumbent was that he had a 94% conviction rate. Yeah, right. All on the up and up, I’m sure. I’m not saying Cuadro is innocent by a long shot, I haven’t researched it. But I wouldn’t assume he’s guilty either just cause the DA says so.

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