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Harlow Cuadra Spared Death Penalty, Gets Life with No Parole


A jury deadlocked over death penalty sentencing means Harlow Cuadra will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance for parole for the brutal murder of rival porn producer Bryan Kocis in 2007.

Ck Kocis' neck was slashed before being stabbed 28 times and burned over 90 percent of his body by a fire set to cover up the murder. Cuadra's co-conspirator and former lover Joseph Kerekes is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty at an earlier date. The jury deliberated over Cuadra's sentencing for five hours. Cuadra eventually received two consecutive life sentences.

House The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reports: "Cuadra was convicted of first-degree homicide, conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, abuse of corpse, robbery, theft, tampering with evidence, two counts of arson and four conspiracy charges after a 12-day trial. The jury began deliberating Cuadra’s punishment just before 11 a.m. Monday after Melnick and Cuadra’s co-defense lawyer Paul Walker presented closing arguments. Melnick pushed for capital punishment, telling the jury Cuadra endangered firefighters and stole laptop computers, cameras and a Rolex watch from Kocis’ home. The danger to firefighters battling the intense blaze at Kocis’ residence and the items stolen during a robbery were two aggravating factors prosecutors sought for the death penalty."

(top image Wilkes Barre Times Leader)

WNEP's report on the verdict late last week, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. That guy's porn movie just turned into a horror flick!

    Posted by: realitythink | Mar 17, 2009 8:56:00 AM

  2. Damm he's gonna be gettin IT in prison...there's no doubt about,shame..a life ruined.

    Posted by: rex | Mar 17, 2009 9:08:24 AM

  3. To quote a line from the movie Fargo which seems so appropriate:
    "And for what? For a little bit of money. There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don'tcha know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well. I just don't understand it."

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 17, 2009 9:33:09 AM

  4. oooooo gurrllll, you gonna get it good with that pretty face. you gonna be serving wine out a toilet with short shorts and looking forward to your refills of extra streath Peperation H.....your going to be raped, is what you can take away from this comment I guess...

    Posted by: Jeff | Mar 17, 2009 9:39:33 AM

  5. I still think he is being controlled by Kerekes...

    Posted by: alan brickma | Mar 17, 2009 9:39:43 AM

  6. Tragic from beginning to end. God help them all.

    Posted by: giovanni | Mar 17, 2009 9:39:54 AM

  7. oooooo JEFF gurrllll... your prison rape jokes are sooooo fuuunnnyyy gurrllll! oooooo...

    Posted by: JohnInManhattan | Mar 17, 2009 10:25:50 AM

  8. I finally found his movie, "Young Bucks in Heat." I had to dig for it beneath all the news about his trial.

    It's like $39.99, a little extravagant for me but I had to order it. Can't wait to bust a nut to this hot convicted murderer.

    I wish he did more movies.

    Posted by: Micah J. | Mar 17, 2009 10:29:49 AM

  9. Someone help me understand. These 2 gay boys get life sentences for killing a bareback porn producer, yet Dan White got 5 years for assassinating Harvey Milk.


    Posted by: dc8stretch | Mar 17, 2009 12:50:00 PM

  10. Good riddens, but glad nonetheless he didn't get the death penalty. That's just barbaric.

    And before the log cabin brigade comes around to speak its merits and proclaim I've never dealt with such a tragedy in my life, the day my cousin was shot in the head was the worst day of my life, and I was seriously fucked up in *my* head because of it for a seriously long time. Still oppose the death penalty. My cousin, Laura, was just 18 at the time.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 17, 2009 1:13:39 PM

  11. This is a dream come true for little Harlow. He's going to be getting fucked every night by big, black, well-endowed men. What a lucky little faggot!

    Posted by: Wally Gator | Aug 6, 2009 5:15:14 PM

  12. I believe hes innocent, its sad, so many innocent people framed for crimes they didnt commit!

    Posted by: Melissa | Dec 28, 2009 3:33:25 AM

  13. Kocis liked to play with little boys. He offered the chance for kids who were still adolescents to make "bare-back" porn - thus inviting them to risk a horrid death.

    Kocis got precisely what he deserved.

    Posted by: Markus Varo | Aug 1, 2010 5:29:41 PM

  14. Story goes Kocis said no when Cuadra and Kerekes wanted to have sex with one of Kocis young stars Cameron Lane..Cameron refused so they wanted Kocis to help them force the issue...he said absolutely not and that is why he was if that's how it really went down then you believe Kocis deserved to die for placing himself between those two monsters and a boys right to say.., who is the monster??

    Posted by: solari | Nov 25, 2013 12:12:48 AM

  15. Are prison rape jokes really appropriate here?

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 6, 2014 10:26:56 PM

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