Mother, daughter accused in killings of 5 people

Mother, daughter accused in killings of 5 people

A teen girl and her mother have been arrested in the deaths of five of their relatives, including three children, who police said were slain in their Pennsylvania apartment in what the suspects allegedly claimed was meant to be a mass murder-suicide plot.

The two suspects were initially taken to a hospital before entering police custody, he said. She said that she killed one of the victims, that she and her daughter Dominque killed another together, and that Campbell killed two other victims before she herself was slain by Dominique. Police didn't release the cause of death. We just spoke with the family of all five of the deceased, and we're all heartbroken. Shana allegedly confessed to killing one of the children (while reportedly saying she and Dominique killed a second child.) Shana accused her sister, Jamilla, of killing Naa'Irah, while Dominique allegedly admitted to strangling Jamilla.

The victims were either lying on the floor or crammed into a bed in one of the bedrooms. Her daughter is expected to be arraigned today according to officials.


The victims are the older woman's 25-year-old daughter Naa'Irah Smith, 13-year-old son Damon Decree Jr., 42-year-old sister Jamilla Campbell, of Trenton, and Campbell's 9-year-old twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen.

Shana and Dominique were rushed to a nearby hospital for their "disorientation".

45-year-old Shana Decree and her 19-year-old daughter Dominique Decree, will both be charged with five counts of homicide and one count each of conspiracy. The apartment was in "disarray", according to Police Chief George McClay, with broken drywall and broken glass, overturned furniture, and other clutter.


Shana Decree was arraigned early Tuesday, while Dominique Decree was arraigned in the afternoon.

It was not immediately clear if she has obtained an attorney. They both face homicide charges in the deaths of five relatives, including three children, inside an apartment complex in suburban Philadelphia, according to authorities. She 'repeatedly advised her wish to die, ' police said.

Police say 17-year-old Joshua Campbell, the son of Jamilla Campbell, has been found safe after authorities were searching for him. Hall, whose mother lives in a neighboring apartment, said Smith was attending cosmetology school.


Bucks County's district attorney Matthew Weintraub said at a press conference: 'This is a awful tragedy.

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