We've heard of mothers and daughters being so close that they literally do everything together but this is just insane! A Morrisville, Pennsylvania woman and her daughter have both been accused of MURDERING five of their family members! Shana S. Decree, 45, and her daughter Dominique Decree, 19, are being charged with five counts of homicide and one count each of conspiracy in the deaths of their family members after the gruesome discovery last night.
"The victims include Shana Decree’s children, Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13, both of Morrisville; as well as Shana Decree’s sister Jamilla Campbell, 45, of Trenton, and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen. Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said that authorities are looking for Campbell’s 17-year-old son Joshua. He stressed that the teen is not a suspect in the slayings and that they just want to “ensure his safety.”
“I wanted to make sure everybody knew that the people who committed these atrocious acts are now in custody and (will) be made to pay for their crimes,” Weintraub said at the scene late Monday night.
The bodies were found about 4 p.m. Monday after police went to check on the welfare of residents at a unit in the Robert Morris Apartments in Morrisville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Philadelphia."
It's said that a maintenance worker at the apartment complex let authorities from Child Protective Services in to check on the family. When they entered the apartment they found both Shana and Dominique Decree in a "disoriented state" according to court docs.
Police responded at 4pm and found all five bodies in a bedroom. The apartment was in 'disarray,' according to Police Chief George McClay, with broken drywall and broken glass, overturned furniture, and other clutter.
Damon, Shana's teenage son, was found lying face up on the bed with his right foot jammed through the wall into the adjacent bedroom.
"A friend of the victims told NBC10 they tried knocking on the door a few times Friday but no one answered.
"I saw the landlord and said, 'What's going on?' And she said, 'We are doing a welfare check because trash is piled up out there for a while, to see if they are all right.' Nobody answered the door so the maintenance guys went in," said Nicole Owens, a resident of the apartment.
Shana Decree and Dominique Decree were both hospitalized before being taken into custody, Weintraub said. Dominique Decree had visible injuries to her neck, detectives said.
While at the hospital, each woman initially claimed that a man or men killed their family members and attacked them, police said.
Shana Decree later admitted to investigators that she took part in the killings, saying the entire family wished to die. She claimed even the children were speaking of suicide, according to the affidavit."
The Officials in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, held a news conference to further update the public and to answer questions on the deaths.
This is absolutely horrible!