Troy, NY, police arrest 2 in quadruple homicide

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It wasn't until Tuesday, five days later, that 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.

White and Justin C. Mann each face one count of murder in the first degree and four counts of murder in the second degree.

Both Mann and White have been charged with murder in the deaths of two women and two children who were found dead in their Troy apartment. Information given in court said the killings took place at about 9 p.m., December 21. The money will be used to provide mental health services for the family and to set up a scholarship and provide resources for Isaiah Smith, Myers' 15-year-old son and the sole survivor in the family.

Department of Corrections records show Mann was released on parole in June.

The two pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Police Chief John Tedesco said he'd never seen such "savagery" in 42 years as a cop.

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Jeremiah participated in the Troy Boys & Girls Club, which has partnered with the Troy City School District to offer grief counseling.

Police have said a preliminary investigation of the crime scene suggested the victims were targeted.

Both defendants were arraigned in Troy City Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail without bail.

It has been reported that Mann broke brown as he was being led out of court.

Tedesco said that he's "confident" there will not be any more arrests in this case. "The emotions of a police officer are something you repress because there is a job to be done", Tedesco said, adding that no one involved in this case will ever forget it. Preliminary hearings for both will be held January 4th.

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