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Man Accused in Alburtis Killings Turns Down Plea Deal

Brandin Lee Kasick's trial in the deaths of Althea and Jeannette Walbert is set for Jan. 27.

Althea and Jeannette Walbert (Patch File Photo)
Althea and Jeannette Walbert (Patch File Photo)
By Jack Tobias

The man accused of killing an Alburtis woman and her daughter almost three years ago rejected a possible plea deal Tuesday, according to a published report.

The Express Times said Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach sat down near the defense table without her judge's robe and talked to homicide suspect Brandin Kasick.

Kasick then met with his attorneys for about an hour. Banach returned to the courtroom with her robe on and announced the plea deal was not happening, the story said.

She scheduled Kasick's trial for Jan. 27.

According to previous stories by Patch and other media, Kasick, now 29, is charged with killing Althea Walbert, 82, and her 59-year-old mentally challenged daughter, Jeannette, inside their Alburtis home. Their bodies were discovered March 11, 2011.

Kasick knew the women because he did carpet cleaning in their home. He was arrested in Sarasota, Fla., about six months after the Walberts' bodies were found.

Kasick remains in Lehigh County Prison without bail.

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