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2 men arraigned on murder charges in quadruple homicide

31 December 2017, 04:09 | Myrtle Vega

Troy PD investigating quadruple homicide

Brandi Mells 22 was killed in Troy. Her body was found in an apartment with another woman and two children. Mells attended high school at West Genesee High School according to the district's superintendent

Two people have been arrested in the "horrific" murder of two women and a pair of children in their home in upstate NY.

He said he feared for his life ahead of the arrests. Both men are Schenectady residents.

According to detectives, Shanta Myers, 36, two of her three children, 11 and 5, and her girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22, were found with their hands and ankles bound and their slit throats on Tuesday.

Police Chief James Tedesco described the slayings as an act of "savagery" and that further details about the gruesome deaths would be released to the public at this time.

"I don't have to tell you what a good feeling it is to have these two in custody", said Tedesco.

Myers' other child, Isaiah, 15, was not home at the time was the sole survivor of the homicide.

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It has been reported that Mann broke brown as he was being led out of court. "I'm not sure if they're coming for me next". By early Saturday morning, the effort has raised $27,099 of its $40,000 goal.

The family was killed in their Troy apartment on December 21, but not discovered until five days later, after relatives grew concerned over unreturned phone calls. Police responded to the building on Second Avenue in Troy, a city eight miles northeast of Albany, about 12:50 p.m. It's inconceivable, ' said Pastor Jackie Robinson Sr. of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. "I don't know of a word for it". Her 5-year-old daughter loved cooking, too, so the family agreed to let her cook spaghetti as part of their Christmas meal.

'I'm scared to go to the corner store, ' he told reporters.

Speaking about the moment he found out about his family he said he "couldn't believe it".

Jeremiah participated in the Troy Boys & Girls Club, which has partnered with the Troy City School District to offer grief counseling. The two children were found together in a kneeling position with their heads and chests on a bed.

"We are shocked and deeply saddened by this tragedy", reads a statement on a GoFundMe page set up by a representative of the club. "The thoughts of our entire community remain with the victims' families during this incredibly hard time".



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