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12-28-2017, 10:13 AM

Police identify victims of quadruple homicide in Troy
Updated: December 28, 2017, 12:37 pm

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Shock and grief has gripped the city of Troy after police announced two young children were among the four people killed inside a Lansingburgh apartment.

Troy Police Capt. Dan DeWolf said police were called to 158 2nd Ave. around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday after the property manager reported finding four people unresponsive in the basement apartment.


When officers and medics arrived, they found 5-year-old Shanise Myers, 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers, 36-year-old Shanta Myers (Mother to both children), and 22-year-old Brandi Mells dead.

The Bobster
12-30-2017, 10:28 AM

Police identify two men charged for grisly quadruple murder
By David K. Li
December 30, 2017 | 10:44am | Updated

Justin Mann (left) and James White were charged in connection to the quadruple homicide in Troy. Troy Police Department

Two Schenectady men were charged Saturday for quadruple murder in upstate New York, authorities said.

Justin C. Mann, 24, and James W. White, 38, appeared in Troy City Court and were each arraigned for one count of first-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder.

They pleaded not guilty and ordered held without bail at the Rensselaer County Jail.

One of the two suspects knew the fambly, according to Troy police chief John Tedesco, but he didn’t identify which one.

Security cameras in Troy played a key role in the suspects’ arrest, police said, without elaborating.

“I don’t have to tell you what a good feeling it is to have these two in custody,” Tedesco said. “It’s a great relief.”

Tedesco and Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove declined to discuss the motive for the killings.

Shanta Myers, 36, two of her three children, 11 and 5, and the mom’s girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22, were found bound with slit throats on Tuesday,

But the slayings actually happened on Thursday, Dec. 21, according to court documents.

The kids were found together in a kneeling position with their heads and chests on a bed, law enforcement sources told the Albany Times Union.

One of the adult women was discovered on a mattress on the floor, while the other woman was nearby – face down and covered with a sheet, the Albany newspaper reported.

Police believe they have the murder weapons – two knives, at least one of them with blood on the handle and blade, the Times Union reported.

Both knives were found near victims.

The Bobster
01-02-2018, 09:58 AM

Suspect in quadruple murder was banned from homeless shelter
By Natalie Musumeci
January 2, 2018 | 11:00am

James White

One of the men charged in the grisly quadruple murder in Troy last week was previously banned from an upstate homeless shelter over violent behavior, according to a report.

Suspect James White, 38, was barred from The City Mission of Schenectady, located in Schenectady, several months ago after getting into fights with other occupants, the Times Union reported.

“He was very troubled,” Michael Saccocio, the executive director of the non-profit that runs the shelter, told the news outlet of White. “He was aggressive, always getting into fights. We had to prohibit him from the campus.”

White along with 24-year-old Justin Mann, also of Schenectady, were both hit with murder charges in the slayings that nearly wiped out a whole family.

The victims — identified as Shanta Myers, 36, two of her young three children, and the mom’s girlfriend, Brandi Mells, 22 – were found last Tuesday bound at home with their throats slit.

But authorities believe they were killed on Dec. 21, officials have said in court.

Saccocio told the Times Union that White came to the City Mission to sleep there about a year ago and was first prohibited from spending nights at the facility because of his outbursts before he was totally banned.

“Everyone in the shelter has needs,” Saccocio told the newspaper. “But they all get what the rules are and follow them. He wouldn’t follow the rule. He was very troubled. He was certainly extreme.”

Commenting on the brutal murders, Saccocio said: “It’s just devastating. I couldn’t imagine a person being capable of doing something like this.”

The murder suspects, who pleaded not guilty at their arraignment, were ordered held without bail.

One of the two accused knew the family, according to Troy Police Chief John Tedesco, but he did not identify which one.