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Friends of Harlow Cuadra Set Up Defense Fund Site

Friends of Harlow Cuadra Set Up Defense Fund Site
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Jul 4, 2007 1:00 PM PDT    Text size: 
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Friends of gay model/escort and murder suspect Harlow Cuadra have set up a legal defense fund on his behalf. Cuadra, 25, owner of BoyBatter.com , was arrested along with his partner Joseph Kerekes, 33, for the brutal murder in late January of Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis, 44, in the Dallas township area of Pennsylvania.

Kocis reportedly died from having his throat slashed and also was stabbed 28 times before his charred remains were found by firefighters, who responded to a structural fire alarm at Kocis’ home.

The murder has been the subject of sensational gossip and conjecture on a number of gay adult industry blogs.

A July 2 post on JasonCurious.com , blog of gay industry observer Jason Sechrest, had an official statement from gay producer Jason Ridge, who apparently is heading up efforts to assist Cuadra.

The statement read: “I'm about to get political for just a little bit. As you know a murder took place in the adult film industry. Not the Marcus Allen killing. I'm talking about the murder of Bryan Kocis former owner of Cobra Video. I'm on a campaign along with a few other people to help the accused Harlow Cuadra fight this unjust accusation towards him. We are making a defense fund to help him get an attorney to fight this all the way through. I believe that someone else caused the death of Kocis and this person happens to be in the adult film industry and it is all a set up. I'm just going on a gut feeling and hearing from Harlow from prison and a certain person trying to get a scoop and rights to exploit Harlow even more drives me to want to help him more. I will give more details in the weeks to come. Innocent until proven guilty. Layla Tov.”

As reported in an earlier XBIZ article , investigators in the case speculate that Cuadra and Kerekes, who operated an escort service as well as at least three gay adult websites, killed Kocis in order to facilitate signing one of Kocis’ contract models, Sean Lockhart.

In an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, investigators assert a connection between Cuadra, Kerekes and the murder through numerous email messages, credit card receipts, car rental records and incriminating comments allegedly made by the pair while under surveillance at a nude beach in San Diego.

The State of Virginia has frozen Cuadra’s assets as he awaits extradition to Pennsylvania. Cuadra claims on the defense fund blog that he is awaiting a forfeiture hearing concerning his frozen assets, but that the court date has been rescheduled several times by the State of Virginia.

“I need your help and support. The lawyers are working on my frozen assets but it could be a couple of months before we know anything on that,” Cuadra wrote in a July 1 blog entry posted on FreeHarlowCuadra.com . “In the mean time, I really need your financial support. Whatever amount you can donate would be great!”

“As for court appearances, I waived extradition on June 27 to Pennsylvania so I am just waiting for them to come and get me. The next time I will be in court is in Pennsylvania. When I get there, I will keep you all posted on the status of that when it happens,” Cuadra said.

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