Five Bodies Found in Apartment, Pennsylvania Mother and Daughter Arrested

Murder-suicide plan behind death of 5 family members in Bucks County survivors tell police

A mother and daughter in Pennsylvania were arrested and charged Monday night for allegedly killing five family members - including two children - whose bodies were found during a wellness check, according to local reports.

Morrisville first responders took them to Jefferson Bucks Hospital in Langhorne, where they agreed to speak with police without an attorney present, officials said. 13, Jamilla Campbell, 45, and 9-year-old twins Imani and Erika Allen slain in one of the bedrooms.

Later, Shana Decree told police the victims, including the three children, wanted to die and had been discussing suicide, according to the court records.

"This is a bad tragedy, I just spoke with the family of all five deceased and [they] were all heartbroken".

Shana said she killed one of the children, that Campbell killed another one of the children and then killed Naa'Irah, and that she and Dominique both killed another one of the children before Dominique killed Campbell.

The bodies of five of their relatives were discovered in the apartment and Shana and Dominque Decree told police they had all "wanted to die". Dominique Decree was expected to be arraigned later in the day.

Miller found two people inside disoriented and the apartment "in disarray" and called the police.

ABC News reports that 45-year-old Shana Decree and 19-year-old Dominique Decree murdered the victims in their two-bedroom apartment in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

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The accused killers told police that the two mothers took turns killing their children before the older Decree strangled her sister. It was not immediately clear whether any lawyers are representing them.

During an arraignment Tuesday, District Judge Jan Vislosky ordered Shana Decree to be held without bail.

Both suspects are set to be charged with five counts of homicide and one count of conspiracy.

Authorities who had been looking for Campbell's 17-year-old son Joshua found him not far away in Willingboro, New Jersey, where he was staying with friends, Police Chief George McClay said.

"This is a awful tragedy", Bucks County DA Matthew Weintraub said.

"I saw the landlord and said, 'What's going on?' And she said, 'We are doing a welfare check because trash is piled up out there for a while, to see if they are all right, '" the neighbor, Nicole Owens, said.

"She was a happy person, happy person and cared for people", Hall said.

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