Two Men Arrested in Killings of Lesbian Couple, 2 Children

Myers's oldest child, 15-year-old Isaiah, was away from home at the time of the murders.

At the scene, police recovered a knife with blood on both the handle and the blade located on a ledge near a closet close to the victims. Troy Police told Post-Star newspartners NewsChannel 13 that court appearances were scheduled for the suspects early Saturday.

Troy Police Chief James Tedesco said the murders were an abominable act of 'savagery'. The victims of the quadruple homicide were found in a Troy apartment on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Mann appeared to break down as he was led out of court.

"My heart remains with both the Myers and Mells families", said Madden, who expressed hope that "with the support of the Troy community, they can begin to heal".

Shanta Myers, her lesbian lover Brandi Mells, son, Jeremiah, 11, and daughter, Shanise, five, were found bound with slit throats the day after Christmas in their basement apartment. Both men will have preliminary hearings on Thursday, Jan 4th after pleading not guilty on 4 counts of 1st and 2nd degree murder charges. Police responded to the building on Second Avenue in Troy, a city eight miles northeast of Albany, about 12:50 p.m.

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Myers' sister, Shakera Symes, had implored any potential witnesses to speak with authorities to find "the person who has destroyed us, emotionally, mentally", according to the Times Union.

Told the teen via the Times Union, 'I'm not sure if they're coming for me next.' . He told reporters earlier that he feared he could also be targeted.

According to The New York Times, the manager of the property received a call from the victims' relatives asking to do a welfare check on the family.

Tedesco said Saturday that the victims were killed in the late evening on December 21.

The Boys & Girls Club also set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Isaiah with living expenses and to pay for counseling.

Told the family member, 'He supposedly always hung out with her'. Mells, Shanta's partner, took in the family after they lost a previous apartment. "We are shocked and deeply saddened by this tragedy".

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