U.S. marshals have arrested a Whitehall Township man whom they believe to be the final suspect in a double homicide that occurred last month in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.
Marshals arrested Zaire Unique Burkett, 20, of Whitehall, Jan. 17.
Burkett is the fourth suspect charged in the Dec. 4, 2019, shooting of Dylan Beinert, 22; Khalil Durante, 23; and Walter Howard Durante at a home on Silver Maple Road in the Sun Valley area. Beinert died at the scene, and Khalil Durante later died at a hospital, while Walter Durante was left in critical condition.
A local candidate for state representative has been knocked off the ballot for April’s primary election after a successful legal challenge. A petition was recently upheld in Commonwealth Court to exclude the nominating petitions of Marc Grammes, a former Lehigh County commissioner, in his bid for the 183rd Legislative District.
The petition was filed by Northampton County residents Alice J. Walls, Mark A. Cuth and Adam J. Swift III.