Pennsylvania mother and daughter accused in murders of five family members, including 9-year-old twins
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Shana Decree, Dominique Decree

By Darren Sweeney, WJW

MORRISVILLE, Penn. (WJW) -- A mother and her adult daughter are expected to be charged in connection with the deaths of five family members, Fox 29 in Philadelphia reported.

Shana Decree, 45, and Dominique Decree, 19, were taken into custody Monday evening.

James O’Malley, director of communications for the Bucks County District Attorney’s office, told Fox 29 that officers went to check on the welfare of the residents in an apartment in Morrisville around 4 p.m. Monday.

That’s when they found the bodies of Shana Decree’s children, Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree, Jr., 13; as well as Shana Decree’s sister Jamilla Campbell, 42, and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen.

According to Fox 29, officers found the victims in one bedroom of the two-bedroom apartment.

Officials said they were searching for a 17-year-old to ensure his safety. They said he was not considered a suspect in the murders.

Shana Decree and Dominique Decree were taken to the hospital. The Courier Times said one of the women was having seizures and the other was conscious when police found them.

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said there is an ongoing investigation into how the victims died.

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