Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DA Wants Handwriting Samples from Homicide Suspects

The Times Leader is reporting that Luzerne County prosecutors want a judge to force homicide suspects Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes to give them samples of their handwriting.

The prosecutors say they need the samples to compare them to documents the FBI found relative to the Bryan Kocis homicide.

Prosecutors believe the documents were authored by Cuadra and Kerekes, but need the samples to compare.

"The documents indicate that both defendants had written the letters which contain material information relative to the ... case," prosecutors wrote in their request.

Court of Common Pleas Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. will rule on the request