Troy Quadruple Homicide: Mother, Girlfriend & 2 Kids Killed

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TWO people were arrested for a quadruple murder in upstate NY, authorities announced overnight.

Both of the accused are scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Troy City Court, according to Captain Dan DeWolf of the Troy Police Department.

Shanta Myers, 36, Brandi Mells, 22, and two of Myers' three children - Shanise Myers, 5, and Jeremiah "JJ" Myers, 11 - were found tied up and slashed to death in their Second Avenue apartment on Tuesday.

They found the bodies inside the home and a medic pronounced all four dead.

Police believe their deaths were an isolated incident, and that there is no danger to the public. "We appreciate all of the help and co-operation". James White has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder. He says Shanta Myers had worked as a bus monitor and her children were active in youth programs.

Isaiah, who was away in MA, said he was scared that the suspects were "coming for [him] next". A GoFundMe page created for the family identified the surviving son as Isaiah, 16.

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Both men have criminal records, Tedesco said, and Mann was on parole. "I fell down to the ground right in the bathroom and cried thinking who would've done this?"

Police have not yet released details in the quadruple homicide, but Troy Police Chief John Tedesco earlier this week said the scene was "horrific".

"After being in business for nearly 42 years I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", Todesco said.

"If you know something that could help us put the monster away who did this to my sister and her attractive babies, you've got to say something".

Jeremiah Myers, 11, was found dead along with his family.

"There's a lot of grieving that's going on, and it will continue to go on, but I think this will be a great opportunity for some closure for these families in the community", Monica Kurzejeski, deputy mayor of Troy, said at the news conference. Also killed was Myers' partner, Brandi Mells.



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