Harlow Cuadra and Joe Kerekes are not going to lose their half-million-dollar house in
In a remarkable reversal,
But it seems that due to Cuadra’s and Kerekes’ other debts (including a second mortgage on the home in question) the house holds “little to no equity” to be seized. In short, the home where the accused killers lived before their May arrests is just not worth the Commonwealth’s time to take away.
As posted previously on this blog, credit records show that the jailed pair owes nearly a million dollars in mortgages, auto loans and credit-card bills. But that didn’t keep
Authorities had originally planned to take everything else of value, as well: the bling, the computers, “the hot tub and everything attached to it.” But they're passing on the house.
The lack of equity in the house casts gloom on the defense funds that both men's families have been loudly touting online. In fact,
So perhaps Harlow and Joe and Renee and the rest can celebrate... but only for a little while. Word is, the house that Boybatter built is going back to the bank anyway, and if convicted, the young men who lived in it still face life in prison.
Update: This story was edited on 28 July to correct an error of fact.
-- Both PC & KM contributed to this story.