Bryan Kocis, owner of Cobra Video for whom Brent Corrigan worked while underage, was found dead at his home Jan. 24, 2007. His throat had been slashed and he had been stabbed 28 times. The killers set his home on fire to hide the murder.Corrigan was one of several people to be questioned. His attorney, John Yates, said that Corrigan was part of the investigation and “fully” cooperating with authorities. Yates later said Corrigan had information about a man who met with Kocis that day, but they are looking for the services of a criminal lawyer before talking to police.Police then searched for a “person of interest” named in the investigation.On May 15, 2007; two Virginia Beach escorts and rival producers of gay pornography, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes, were charged with Kocis’ murder.The theory by investigators was that the two men murdered Kocis because they wanted to get Corrigan to work for them at their porn film company. However, police investigating the murder believe Corrigan didn’t know these two men would actually go and kill Kocis to get him to work for their company.

On Dec. 8, 2008, Kerekes pleaded guilty to the murder of Bryan Kocis and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison without parole, avoiding a potential death sentence.

Jury selection for Cuadra’s trial began Feb. 17, 2009, and the trial began Feb. 24. On Feb. 27, 2009 Brent Corrigan testified for the prosecution.

On March 12, 2009, Harlow Cuadra was found guilty and convicted of first degree murder in Kocis’ death. On March 16, 2009, Cuadra was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On April 7, 2009, Cuadra appealed his life sentence.


Some links from that day…

Timesleader day 4 coverage

Citizens Voice trial Update


Jims Silence of the Chinchillas

Rants and Views

Harlow and Joe Trial Blog

WNEP TV 16 below

One thought on “ONE YEAR AGO: Brent Corrigan testifies in the Bryan Kocis Murder Trial (pics & videos):

  1. Rob says:

    Thank you for the retrospective.

    The whole business was such a waste of life all the way around. Harlow and Joe simply could have found another performer with the look and pull to meet their business model. Further, if Harlow was unhappy as both an escort for and Joe’s paramour and business partner, he should have told Joe Bye, Bye on the business and gone his own way.

    Then, a bit of practical advice. Listen to your lawyer; bury the ego and don’t testify if you are the defendant on trial.

    I am proud of Brent. He was very professional on the stand, confident and poised. He took responsibility for having blinders on during his Kocis interlude. He has come far and still growing in his talent and abilities.

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