Two arrested for killings of four in Troy

Audrey Hill
January 2, 2018

A property manager found 36-year-old Shanta Myers; her children, 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers and 5-year-old Shanise Myers; and 22-year-old Brandi Mells in a basement apartment along the Hudson River, just north of Albany on Tuesday.

The New York Post reports that Justin Mann and James White were arraigned in Troy City Court around 8.30am Saturday after being arrested Friday night.

Troy police Chief John Tedesco had assured the public there was no imminent danger because it appeared the murders were not a random act and the victims may have been targeted for undisclosed reasons.

From the beginning, police, who have not provided details about the deaths, described the case as a horrific crime.

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

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

Myers also had a 15-year-old, Isaiah Smith, who was out of town on a retreat when the slayings unfolded in his Troy home. "It's going to devastate us for a very, very long time", Symes said Thursday. At a press conference held today, police say that they knew the victims but would not say how or discuss the motive because of the ongoing investigation.

Justin Mann, 24, left, and James White, 38, right, have been arrested for murder. Police responded to the building on Second Avenue in Troy, a city eight miles northeast of Albany, about 12:50 p.m.

Family members told reporters at the Boys & Girls Club on Thursday that Myers was mild-mannered and always willing to help someone, usually by offering to cook a tasty meal. It's inconceivable, ' said Pastor Jackie Robinson Sr. of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Jeremiah, the family said, dreamed of playing for the Boston Celtics.

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