Two arrested for grisly family murder

Two arrested in murder of mother, kids, partner in Troy, New York

Police say two people have been arrested in the quadruple homicide that took the lives of two women and two children in their upstate NY apartment.

Troy Police Chief James Tedesco said that the murder was "the worst we've experienced". Troy Police told Post-Star newspartners NewsChannel 13 that court appearances were scheduled for the suspects early Saturday.

The bodies of Shanta Myers, 36, her 11-year-old son Jeremiah, her 5-year-old daughter Shanise, and 22-year-old Brandi Mells were found in their basement apartment the day after Christmas.

Police have not released many details about the crime, but Tedesco said that there were indications that the family was targeted.

"After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of this". "It's going to devastate us for a very, very long time", Symes said Thursday.

"I'm scared to go to the corner store", he told the Albany Times-Union.

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Myers' son, Isaiah Smith, was away when he heard what happened to his mother, brother and sister - and said he feared for his own life. Police say the two women were in a relationship. "I'm not sure if they're coming for me next".

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.

A little closure possibly provided for Khalif Coleman, the nephew of Shanta Myers.

Isaiah, who was away in MA, said he was scared that the suspects were "coming for [him] next".

The Troy Boys & Girls Club is also raising money through a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of funeral services for the victims.

Authorities say that one of the defendants knew one of the victims but did not provide a motive for the murders.

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