Arrests made in quadruple murder of family, including two children, in upstate New York

Police have arrested two suspects in the brutal quadruple homicide in Troy, New York, this week.

CBS 6 Albany reports that two men were arrested on suspicion of homicide and were arraigned on Saturday morning in Troy City Court.

Justin C. Mann, 24, and  James White, 38, both reportedly entered not guilty pleas to four counts each of first-degree and second-degree murder.

Shanta Myers, 36, her partner Brandi Mells, 22, and Myers’ two children, Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5, were found dead in their apartment on Tuesday. All four victims had been bound and their throats were slashed.

Troy police reportedly announced the arrests at about 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, crediting the work of the police force with aid from the New York State Police Major Crimes Unit and other law enforcement agencies that assisted in the investigation.

Authorities have not yet revealed a motive for the quadruple murder, but had stated earlier in the investigation that they believed the victims were targeted.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


[Feature image: Troy Police Department/Shanise Meyers-Jeremiah Meyers-Brandi Mells-Shanta Meyers]