Harlow Cuadra, the
former porn producer and hustler who is accused of the brutal
murder of Cobra Video founder Brian Kocis, is expected to take
the stand Monday and discuss the events leading up to
Kocis's 2007 death.
In the trial court in
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., prosecutors Monday morning played
taped conversations between Cuadra, business partner Joseph
Keredes, and porn star Brent Corrigan. Cudara is alleged to
discuss Kocis in the conversations, which were taped on a nude
beach in San Diego in April 2007 -- three months after Kocis
was killed. Jurors will hear more of the tapes this
Corrigan and business
partner Grant Roy took part in taping the conversations with
Cuadra and Kerekes as part of a police investigation, according
Gay-porn star Brent
Corrigan testified in court Friday that he was approached by
Cuadra on MySpace -- to ask about producing a film
Cuadra is accused
of killing Kocis in an attempt to lure 22-year-old
Corrigan away from Cobra Video. Kocis was found dead at his
Pennsylvania home in January 2007 -- he had been stabbed 28
times, and a fire set to his home burned his body beyond
Kerekes, also charged
in Kocis's death, pleaded guilty to second-degree
murder in December and is serving a life sentence in
Corrigan had performed
in several titles for Cobra Video before he turned 18 and until
early last year was still entangled in a litigious feud over
the use of his stage name with Cobra. According to reports,
Cuadra and Kerekes wanted to make a "million-dollar"
adult film starring with Corrigan.
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The trial, which
started on Tuesday, February 24, is expected to last about
three weeks. Attorneys interviewed 122 potential jurors for the
case over a five-day selection process. Kerekes is serving a
life sentence in prison after pleading guilty for murdering
Alexander Fuente testified that Kocis received emails two days
before his murder from someone by the name of Danny Moilin who
wanted to audition for a Cobra film. Photos of Moilin looked