Va. Beach gay porn producer found guilty of Pa. murder

Va. Beach gay porn producer found guilty of Pa. murder

Credit: Va Beach PD

Joseph Kerekes, Harlow Cuadra

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by Associated Press

WVEC.com

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 1:18 PM

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A gay pornography producer from Virginia Beach has been found guilty of murdering a rival in his northeastern Pennsylvania home.

Harlow Raymond Cuadra could face the death penalty for killing 44-year-old Bryan Kocis and setting his house on fire in January 2007.

Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Michael Melnick says Cuadra and his former lover, Joseph Kerekes, stabbed Kocis to death and tried to burn down his home to cover up the murder.

Prosecution witnesses say Cuadra, 27, and Kerekes were business partners trying to lure and actor away from Kocis' company. Kerekes pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in December.

Sentencing proceedings for Cuadra are scheduled to begin Friday.

Cuadra and Kerekes are both from Virginia Beach, Va.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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