A Pennsylvania mother and her teenage daughter accused of murdering five members of their own family, including three children between the ages of nine and 13, reportedly thought the world was coming to an end.
Shana Decree, 45, and Dominique Decree, 19, were charged with five counts of homicide and one count each of conspiracy after police found them in an apartment with the bodies of five relatives they had allegedly killed on Monday. At least two of the victims were reportedly choked to death.
Shana told police that ‘everyone at the apartment wanted to die’ and talked about suicide, including the children, according to court documents.
Her daughter claimed that one of the victims, her aunt Jamilla Campbell, 42, killed one of her own twin daughters, aged nine, before she herself was slain.
But a family friend told The New York Post another relative, Tyquilla Campbell, had visited both the mom and daughter after becoming concerned by their behavior.
Latasha Harris said: ‘Tyquilla went there, more concerned for the kids, and they were basically like, “Get out of here, you’re a demon. You’re not wanted here, you’re going to die”. They said something about [how] the world is supposed to be coming to an end in February of 2019.’