MORRISVILLE, Pa. (WNCN) – A Raleigh man’s wife and daughter are charged with the murders of five of their relatives, according to documents obtained by CBS 17.
CBS Philadelphia reported that the mother-daughter pair, 45-year-old Shana Decree and 19-year-old Dominique Decree, strangled the five victims over the past couple of days in the Morrisville, Pennsylvania apartment.
Both have been charged with five counts of criminal homicide and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, records show.
Damon Decree, of N. New Hope Road in Raleigh, is the father to two of the victims: 25-year-old Naa’Irah Smith and 13-year-old Damon Decree Jr. The other three victims are Shana Decree’s 42-year-old sister, Jamilla Campbell, and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen.
CBS Philadelphia reported that a social service worker was doing an unannounced wellness check on Monday afternoon. The worker uncovered a bedroom full of dead and semi-conscious family members. Investigators believe it was a murder-suicide attempt.
Shana Decree and Dominique Decree were transported to the hospital, according to the CBS Philadelphia report. One was unconscious and the other was seizing.
Shana Decree told investigators that everyone in the apartment wanted to die, including the children, according to documents.
CBS Philadelphia reported that Decree is being held without bond at the Bucks County Jail in Pennsylvania. Dominique Decree was also denied bail.