Attorneys for Harlow Cuadra have asked a judge to remove them from Cuadra’s appeal of life without parole for the killing of Cobra video owner Bryan Kocis. Lawyers Paul Walker and Joseph D’Andrea said in a court filing that they do not believe Cuadra has the money to pay them and asked the court to appoint new attorneys to handle the appeal.
Judge Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr. will hold a hearing on May 22 for Walker and D’Andrea to argue why they should be withdrawn from the case.
Last month, the two filed an appeal of the conviction and sentence. The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has not indicated when the appeal might be heard. Cuadra was convicted on March 16 of killing Kocis. Cuadra’s former lover and business partner, 35-year-old Joseph Kerekes, already is serving life after pleading guilty last December to second degree murder after making a deal with prosecutors.