Thursday, August 23, 2007

Prelim, Day 2: Aftermath

It turned out as most expected—even the accused, most likely. Harlow Cuadra and Joe Kerekes will be indicted in the Court of Common Pleas on a laundry list of charges topped by “Criminal Homicide.”

As of 7:48 Eastern Time, we’re waiting for Joseph Kerekes to make a statement to the press, as he said he would this morning on the way into Magistrate Tupper’s court.

More updates will follow tonight, as events dictate.

Update WNEP TV-16 (11:19 pm) - reports that the most serious charges against two men accused of killing a rival in the gay porn business were forwarded to trial after a hearing in Luzerne County. Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes are accused of murdering Bryan Kocis at his home near Dallas.

As they left the magistrate's office, Cuadra and Kerekes, both of Virginia Beach, maintained their innocence. Kerekes said he can prove he was not at Kocis' house the night of the murder.

"No, I was never in that house and we will hire an expert to prove that I was nowhere near that house," Kerekes said.

Update WNEP TV-16 (11:08 pm) - Live News at 11:00 pm shows video of Harlow Cuadra leaving the hearing and being asked how he felt about being charged for homicide... in which Harlow makes the statement: "It Sucks".