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Suspect Ran Background
Check Days Before Murder of Porn Producer

Suspect Ran Background
Check Days Before Murder of Porn Producer

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As porn star Brent Corrigan prepares to take the stand, prosecutors reveal that days before Cobra Video producer Bryan Kocis was killed, accused killer Harlow Cuadra ordered a background check on him.

Days before gay porn producer Bryan Charles Kocis was killed in his Dallas Township, Penn., home, suspect Harlow Cuadra (pictured, insert, left) purchased a background check on him. Cuadra, 27, allegedly ordered Kocis's address, phone number, and other facts about him on January 20, 2007, according to CitizensVoice.com .

The suspect is on trial for allegedly stabbing Kocis, the 44-year-old owner of Cobra Video, 28 times before setting his home ablaze.

The trial, which started on Tuesday, is expected to last about three weeks, according to the article. Attorneys interviewed 122 potential jurors for the case over a five-day selection process.

Last December, Cuadra's former business partner, 35-year-old Joseph Kerekes (pictured, insert, right), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors will argue that Cuadra killed rival producer Kocis to cut competition. Cuadra and Kerekes wanted to make a "million-dollar" film with porn star Brent Corrigan (main image, right). Corrigan had performed in a number of titles for Cobra Video before he turned 18 and, until early last year, was entangled in a litigious feud with Cobra over the use of his stage name.

Corrigan is expected to take the stand this week. Investigators have cleared Corrigan of any direct involvement in the murders -- he is expected to simply verify evidence in the case against Cuadra.

Cobra webmaster Alexander Fuente testified that Kocis received e-mails two days before his murder from someone who identified himself as Danny Moilin seeking to audition for a Cobra film. In the photos submitted, Moilin resembles Cuadra. (Michelle Garcia, Advocate.com)

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