Life Sentence for Harlow Cuadra


No death sentence for Harlow Cuadra, the man convicted last week of the brutal murder of Cobra Video producer Bryan Kocis in January 2007. Instead, he will serve a life sentence for the first degree murder conviction, after the 12 jurors failed to reach a unanimous vote after just five hours of deliberation.

The same jury that convicted Cuadra Thursday of first-degree homicide for Bryan Kocis’ January 2007 murder at his Dallas Township home deliberated for about five and a half hours before telling county Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. they could not reach a unanimous verdict, despite being given more time.

The jury returned to the courtroom around 2:30 to tell Olszewski they agreed one of the factors wasn’t valid, but reached an impasse on the other.

Olszewski instructed jurors to try and reach a unanimous decision. The jury foreman didn’t specify which of the two aggravating factors they were undecided. [Citizens Voice]

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