Mother, Daughter Charged in Slayings of Five Relatives
Two women are now charged with killing five of their relatives, including three children, at an apartment in Morrisville.
Shana Selena Decree, 45, and Dominique Kiaran Decree, 19, each face five counts of criminal homicide and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal homicide.
Shana Decree was arraigned early Tuesday morning before District Judge Jan Vislosky and his being held without bail. Her daughter Dominique Decree was arraiged later in the day and also was denied bail.
The pair is accused of killing Shana Decree’s children, Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13, both of Morrisville; as well as Shana Decree’s sister Jamilla Campbell, 42, of Trenton, New Jersey, and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen.
Their bodies were discovered at about 4 p.m. Monday in a bedroom inside apartment S-7 of Robert Morris Apartments. Both defendants resided at the apartment located at 200 West Bridge Street.
Campbell's son, whose whereabouts were unknown Monday evening, has been located and is safe.
Morrisville Borough Police and Bucks County Detectives are investigating. The case will be assigned for prosecution to Deputy District Attorney Christopher W. Rees.
Homicide press conference 2.26.19
Attached below are criminal complaints for both defendants.
Criminal charges are allegations subject to proof in court. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Contact: James O’Malley, 215.348.6298, firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: An earlier photo of Dominique Decree has been replaced in this post with a more recent photograph.