Posted at 6:10 pm ET on February 26, 2019 |
A woman and her teenage daughter face homicide charges for the deaths of five parents, including three children, in a suburban apartment in Philadelphia, authorities said. (February 26)
MORRISVILLE, Pennsylvania – A woman and her teenage daughter face homicide charges for the death of five parents, including three children, in a suburban Philadelphia apartment, authorities said.
According to Philly.com, Matthew D. Weintraub, Bucks County Attorney, said that Shana S. Decree, 45, and Dominique Decree, 19, would be charged with five counts of homicide and one count. accusation of conspiracy.
Among the victims are the children of Shana Decree, Naa'Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13, both of Morrisville; as well as Shana Decree's sister, 45-year-old Jamilla Campbell of Trenton, and 9-year-old twins from Campbell, Imani and Erika Allen. Weintraub said the authorities were looking for Campbell's son, Joshua, who is 17 years old. He stressed that the teenager is not a suspect in the murders and that they just want to "ensure his safety".
"I wanted to make sure everyone knew that the perpetrators of these atrocious acts were now in detention and would be required to pay for their crimes," Weintraub said at the scene Monday night.
The bodies were found around 16 hours. Monday after the police went to check on the welfare of residents of a Robert Morris apartment unit in Morrisville, about 48 km northeast of Philadelphia.
Weintraub said that the causes of death remained under investigation and that it was premature to discuss a motive.
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