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Two men arrested in Troy Quadruple Homicide appear in court

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UPDATE: Two men have entered pleas of not guilty in the Troy Quadruple homicide on the day after Christmas.

24-year-old Justin C. Mann and 38-year-old James White both face four counts of first and second degree murder charges.

Both of the men are from Schenectady.

Their preliminary hearings are on January 4, 2018.


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The Troy Police Department announced around 2:00 am Saturday morning the arrests of two people for the quadruple homicide that occurred at 158 2nd Avenue, Troy.

Both Defendants are scheduled to be arraigned in Troy City Court.

The Victory Christian Church of Albany had offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murders of the two women and two children found dead in a Troy apartment the day after Christmas.

However, Troy police say it was the work of the Troy Police Detectives with the help of the NYSP Major Crimes Unit and other units, NYS DOCCS (Parole) , the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office and many other law enforcement partners that lead to these arrests.

Troy police say they also thank the public for all their tips and assistance in aiding in the investigation.

Jeremiah "JJ" Myers, 11, was killed alongside his sister, Shanise Myers, 5; their mother, Shanta Myers, 35; and her partner, Brandi Mells, 22.

The Boys and Girls Club has a go fund me set up to help with burial and funeral costs.

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