Two gay porn actors are facing murder charges for allegedly killing a porn executive in a dispute over a coveted actor.
Police believe Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes went to the Dallas, Pa., home of Cobra Video boss Bryan Kocis on Jan. 24 and slashed his throat. After he was dead, they stabbed him 28 times and burned his body and home to hide the crime, according to court documents.
Kocis' body was found that night when firefighters responded to the fire. The smoke detectors were disabled and there were no signs of forced entry. Police believe Cuadra and Kerekes gained access to the porn executive's home by tricking him into thinking Cuadra was a new model who was interested in making a movie for Cobra Video.
Cuadra and Kerekes were arrested in May, almost four months after the murder. The pair had been held in the Virginia Beach County Beach Jail while they initially fought extradition. They were extradited Tuesday to Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Police made the arrests after they found evidence on a computer that survived the fire. E-mails showed that Cuadra, pretending to be a new model, arranged a meeting with Kocis on the night of his murder, according to court documents.
Investigators believe Cuadra and Kerekes killed Kocis because they wanted to work with Kocis' lead actor, Sean Lockhart, 20, known in the adult entertainment industry as Brent Corrigan.
According to police, Cuadra wanted to make a film with the "Every Poolboy's Dream" star, but because of pending litigation and contractual obligations between production company LSG Media, Lockhart and Cobra Videos, the plan could not move forward.
Regardless of those obstacles, on Jan. 11, the pair met with Lockhart and Grant Roy, a partner with LSG Media, at a convention in Las Vegas to discuss a movie. At the meeting, according to police, Cuadra alluded to killing Kocis if necessary to secure the movie.
"What if Bryan [Kocis] left the country?" Cuadra suggested to the group, according to the documents.
"Harlow knows someone who would do anything for him," Kerekes allegedly quipped. Roy told police he knew this meant Cuadra could have Kocis killed.
After that meeting, investigators say the plan to kill Kocis was put into motion.