PA - Five Dead from Domestic Violence, Bucks County, 25 Feb 2019 *Arrests*

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  1. Lizzack1

    Lizzack1 Active Member

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    The news broke late last night and I can’t find the original (not updated) article but it said 4 or 5 killed including children and two were injured. Neighbors complained of a foul odor. Since they are still trying to determine cause of death, and given the hazmat suits, I wonder if they may have used a gas or something of that sort. Just horrific.
     
  2. 2Hope4

    2Hope4 Well-Known Member

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    Shana and Dominique Decree were taken to Jefferson Bucks Hospital, where Shana initially told police that Jamilla Campbell's boyfriend and two unknown males had killed everyone in the apartment except her and Dominique.

    Shana Decree later recanted that statement and told police "everyone at the apartment including the nine-year-olds and 13-year-old wanted to die" and that everyone was "talking about suicide."

    Decree confessed to killing one of the juveniles, and said she and Dominique both killed a second, the affidavit states.

    She also said that one of the victims, Jamila Campbell, killed Naa'Irah Smith, and that Dominique later killed Campbell.

    Dominique Decree admitted to detectives at the hospital that she choked Campbell to death. She said Shana killed two of the juveniles and Smith, and that Campbell choked one of the juveniles.


    Read more here: Mass murder-suicide plan behind death of 5 family member, survivors tell police
     
  3. flute4peace

    flute4peace Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if I can take any more of this case. :(
     
  4. Sarahlou

    Sarahlou Well-Known Member

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    Welll this is utterly bizarre and tragic.
     
  5. the seeker

    the seeker Well-Known Member

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    I don't get it. All my years here at Websleuths and as a former cop, and this is the weirdest case I have heard about, at least right now. Maybe as investigation continues it will be a little clearer, but right now, I'm just like WTH???
     
  6. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I am not sure I am buying that story that the 2 survivors are selling. They are saying that all five of them 'wanted to die' ---including the children. I doubt that. I think that just sounded better than the truth, when they were questioned. JMO
     
  7. PhoebeTries

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    If you were planning a mass murder-suicide would your preferred way of handling it be choking everyone? Especially with kids involved? For now I don't believe a word they say but will wait for more info.
     
  8. Richrd

    Richrd Five Year Member

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    Pennsylvania
    Five Family Members Killed
    Two Relatives In-Custody

    Morrisville >>> Bucks County
    Revised to 23* Feb 2019

    Deceased:
    Ages 42 thru 9
    Manners of Death ::: Homicides
    Causes of Death may Include ::: Manual Strangulations

    Two, In-Custody Defendants:

    Ages 45 and 19

    Morrisville, Bucks County is in South-Eastern, PA
    Day Two

    3)) NBC TV-10:

    Pa. Woman Accused of Killing 5 Claims 'Family Wanted to Die'

    4)) Philly dot Com:
    Bucks murder-suicide plan: Read the charging documents for Shana Decree, Dominique Decree
    [GRAPHIC Text]

    5)) Google Supplements & Updates:
    5 Dead - Morrisville, Bucks County, PA - Google Search

    Check-Back:

    (Lower) Magisterial District Judge Court:
    *A-2)) https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docketsheets/MDJReport.ashx?docketNumber=MJ-07111-CR-0000058-2019&dnh=dQP3VoaNmeQ5QaF2qwhrNw==
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    *A-3)) https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docketsheets/MDJReport.ashx?docketNumber=MJ-07111-CR-0000059-2019&dnh=HZX0LiBtmKABHhs9by4/rg==

    (Upper) Court of Common Pleas:
    B))
    Common Pleas Docket Sheet
    [Future Formal Arraignment >> then >> Formal Hearing]

    AOPC = Affidavit of Probable Cause
    Apt. = Apartment
    CFI = Confinement FacilIty
    COD = Cause of Death
    C.S. = Consolidated Statute
    DA = District Attorney
    DP = Death Penalty
    F1 = Felony-Grade Charge of the 1st Degree
    Haz-Mat = Hazardous Materials
    LWOP = Life WithOut Parole
    ME = Medical Examiner
    NCIC = National Crime Information Center
    PCC = Police Criminal Complaint
    PD = Police Department
    Presser = Press Conference
    PSI = Pre-Sentence Investigation
    Psych Eval = Psychological Evaluation
    TBD = To-Be Determined
    Tox = Toxicology​
    Our Support to All Domestic Violence
    Survivors, and Victims.

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  9. the seeker

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    If they all wanted to die, why was the apartment turned upside down like there was a massive struggle?
     
  10. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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  11. scmom

    scmom Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't fit the facts, does it?
     
  12. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    What a nightmare. I feel so shocked and like I’m not able to grasp the actual magnitude of this situation. Please excuse unorganized ramblings:

    I’m really hoping that the son who was not there can give any clues to what the heck was going on with this family?
    Maybe it was him?
    Was there some sort of really insane abusive/spiritual/philosophical thing taking place that the eldest sister was pushing on the whole family since they were all under one roof? It’s the only way I can come to terms with her 19 year old also being in on it.
    I can’t believe they are trying to say all these children wanted to end their life. I wonder if they can test for dna on the necks of the children to prove exactly who killed who (to rule out deceased sister?)
    So it was just a random visit that led to the bodies being found?
    Any idea of how long they’d been there since neighbors could smell something foul? If the whole apartment was in disarray and shattered, why had no one else heard this commotion to call the police? The 19 year old had marks around her neck so maybe her mother had tried to kill her at the end? Were they waiting for the 17 year old to come home, and why was he not there? Wow just so many questions my mind is blown. What a soul crushing story.
     
  13. the seeker

    the seeker Well-Known Member

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    No, it really doesn't.
     
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  14. LietKynes

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    Pretty certain two nine year olds and a 13 yr. old didn't "want" to die.
    Sometimes a child or teen will take their own life... but, all three of them ?
    My first guess would be some kind of domestic dispute and/or drug use ?
    "...they wanted to die.." Claims one of the killers.
    Yes-- sure, a jury is going to buy that !
    Crazy stupid.
    Rest in peace to the innocents !! :( :cry:
     
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  15. happy128

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    Raleigh man grieving after police say his wife and daughter killed 5 relatives

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    A Raleigh man is grieving the loss of his son after authorities say his wife and daughter killed five of their family members, including three children, in Pennsylvania.

    "This been going on for the past month," Decree Sr. told ABC11. "I mean we been calling children's services, calling the police."

    "From my niece, apparently they had dissected into some type of cult that they materialized online," he said. "I don't know how, what kind of cult. And they were talking about demons being all around them."

    He said that if his wife and daughter committed the crimes, he wants them held accountable.

    "I don't want them in no insane asylum," he said. "I want to see them in jail for the rest of their life."
     
  16. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Inside a cramped Bucks County apartment, 5 family members dead in murder-suicide pact, survivors say

    Feb 26, 2019

    "Death came swiftly to unit S7 in Morrisville’s Robert Morris apartments, a cramped unit in a small town on a bank of the Delaware River. It was a crime so dark that it gave pause to veteran investigators in Bucks County, who called it was one of the worst in the area’s history.

    Five family members — including three children — were found dead by a county case worker late Monday in what investigators described as a grisly murder, but what a mother and daughter charged in the crime say was a suicide pact they unintentionally survived.

    Shana S. Decree, 45, and her daughter Dominique Decree, 19, were charged Tuesday with five counts each of homicide and one count of conspiracy in the deaths of the elder Decree’s sister, older daughter, teenage son, and twin 9-year-old nieces.

    The women, in conflicting stories to police, said some of the victims were choked to death.

    Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said the “atrocious” murders confounded investigators Tuesday as the two women was arraigned and sent to the county jail. They’ll remain there, denied bond, because of the severity of the charges they face....

    He identified the dead as 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, and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters, Imani and Erika Allen....

    While being treated at the hospital, Shana Decree initially told police that Jamilla Campbell’s boyfriend and two unknown males had killed everyone in the apartment except her and Dominique. She later recanted that statement and told police “everyone at the apartment including the nine-year-olds and 13-year-old wanted to die" and that everyone was “talking about suicide.”

    Decree confessed to killing her 9-year-old niece Imani, and said her sister Campbell killed Imani’s twin, Erika. Campbell, she said, also killed Smith, Decree’s 25-year-old daughter, and she said Campbell and Dominique Decree together killed 13-year-old Damon, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the case...."

    Inside a cramped Bucks County apartment, 5 family members dead in murder-suicide pact, survivors say

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  17. bwt42

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    8 people lived in the apt.
     
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  18. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    WHAT?!?
    Was the whole family of 8 involved, or just the mom, daughter and niece? How bizarre. And on the internet?! Humans never cease to overwhelm me. I so so hope the rest of the family members get more answers and hopefully can heal as much as one can in this situation.. the innocent babies lost in this craziness!
     
  19. KALI

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    Seriouly bad drugs? I don't get why they didn't fight back.

     
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