The two men from Virginia Beach facing charges in connection to the stabbing death of Bryan Kocis described the murder while visiting Sean Lockhart and Grant Roy at a nude beach in California three weeks ago, according to arrest papers.
Harlow Cuadra, 25, and Joseph Manuel Kerekes, 33, visitedLockhart and Grant Roy at Black's Beach in San Diego on April 28, where Cuadra told Lockhart about the murder. Lockhart was a model for Kocis who owned Cobra Video, a company that produced and sold gay pornographic movies. Kocis was found dead inside his Dallas Township home on Jan. 24. Investigators said Kocis was stabbed 28 times to the front of his body, and that his throat was slashed before his home was set on fire. According to the criminal complaints: Cuadra and Kerekes traveled to San Diego at the end of April and met Lockhart and Roy. At the nude beach, Cuadra told Lockhart that "(Cuadra) was present when (Kocis) was murdered." A day earlier on April 27, Cuadra told Lockhart, "don't worry, he went quick," the criminal complaints say. Investigators used an electronic intercept to record the conversations, according to the criminal complaints. State police at Wyoming linked Cuadra to Kocis through several e-mail accounts that were set up prior to Kocis' murder. Investigators said that Cuadra leased a vehicle in Virginia Beach that he drove to Luzerne County on Jan. 23. While in the area, Cuadra and Kerekes stayed at the Fox Ridge Inn in Plains Township leaving on Jan. 24. Investigators also claimed that Cuadra and Kerekes were regulars at a gym in Virginia Beach and didn't swipe their entrance cards on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, the criminal complaints says. Cuadra and Kerekes are each charged with criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, liability for the conduct of another, robbery, burglary, theft, tampering with physical evidence, abuse of corpse, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, and two counts of arson. The two men are being held in Virginia Beach are may appear before a Virginia judge at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Read The Times Leader on Wednesday for the complete story.