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Mother, daughter accused of murdering 5 family members, including children

Posted at 7:51 AM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 09:58:41-05

MORRISVILLE, Pa., – A mother and daughter are accused of killing five of their relatives inside a Morrisville apartment.

“It’s a terrible tragedy. Just spoke to the family of all five of the deceased and we’re all heartbroken,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weinraub.

Just after 4 p.m. Monday officers performing a wellness check at the Robert Morris Apartments on West Bridge Street discovered the five bodies in a first-floor bedroom.

The bodies showed no signs of trauma.

Weintraub said 45-year-old Shana Decree and her 19-year-old daughter Dominique were rushed to the hospital but were soon developed as suspects.

Neighbors were stunned.

“I’ve been living here over 20 years in the same apartment and it’s usually quiet. It’s weird,” said neighbor Tracy Hall. “I just want to see what the result is. There’s a lot going on. I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

The victims include Shana Decree’s 25-year-old daughter Naa’irah Smith, Decree’s 13-year-old son, Damon Decree Jr., Decree’s sister Jamilla Campbell, 42, and Campbell’s twin 9-year-old daughters, Imani and Erika Allen.

Decree and her daughter face five counts of homicide and one count of conspiracy.