Arrests made in murder of Edwardsville man


KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) – Three people have been arrested and charged in an Edwardsville man’s death.

19-year-old Christopher Cortez, 16-year-old Mercedes Hall, and 17-year-old Gabriella Long are charged with criminal homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, and other related charge. Police said Long is the victim’s granddaughter.

State Police said 71-year-old Joseph Monka was found dead at a home on Arch Street Wednesday. Troopers said he died of multiple stab wounds.

20-year-old Devin Cunningham is still wanted. If you see him, you are urged to call State Police immediately.

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