Joseph Monka murder suspect in court

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KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man accused in the brutal murder of a Luzerne County man has been returned after being on the run for weeks.

Devin Cunningham was brought back today by Virginia Authorities to face charges in the murder of 71-year-old Joseph Monka of Edwardsville in April.

Cunningham and three other teens, including Monka’s granddaughter, 17-year-old Gabriella Long, have been charged with the crime.

Christopher Cortez, another suspect, told investigators he stabbed the victim in the neck several times and Cunningham used a golf club to assault the elderly victim.

Cunningham was captured by U.S. Marshals at his mother’s home in Fairfax, Virginia.


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