A man charged in the stabbing deaths of an elderly Pennsylvania woman and her mentally disabled daughter is headed to trial after turning down a possible plea deal.
The Express-Times reported 29-year-old Brandin Kasick met with his attorneys privately Tuesday in Lehigh County Court to discuss a resolution in the case but apparently had second thoughts.
Judge Kelly Banach then scheduled his trial for Jan. 27.
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Kasick is being held without bail on charges including criminal homicide, burglary, robbery and theft in connection with the March 2011 slayings of 82-year-old Althea Walbert and her 59-year-old daughter Jeannette in their Alburtis home.
Investigators claim Kasick killed the women and stole thousands of dollars from the home, where he had worked for a carpet cleaning company. Prosecutors say DNA links him to the violent deaths.