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Pennsylvania mother, daughter get life sentences for murdering family together

Pennsylvania mother, daughter get life sentences for murdering family together

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (TCD) —

Shana Decree, 47, and her 21-year-old daughter Dominique Decree pleaded guilty but mentally ill Monday to five counts of first-degree murder and one count of criminal conspiracy in the deaths of five relatives in Pennsylvania. They were sentenced to five consecutive life sentences in prison each.

In February 2019, officers performing a welfare check at an apartment in Morrisville, Pa., found the bodies of Shana Decree’s children Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13; Shana Decree’s sister Jamilla Campbell, 42; and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen. Investigators said four were suffocated and one was strangled.

Officers found the victims in one bedroom of the two-bedroom apartment.

Shana Decree and Dominique Decree were sentenced to five consecutive life sentences Monday as part of a negotiated plea, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Both mother and daughter lived in the apartment where the bodies were found, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors alleged the victims were killed between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25, 2019.

Autopsies determined Erika Allen, Imani Allen, Damon Decree and Naa’Irah Smith were killed by homicidal asphyxia, and Jamilla Campbell was killed by homicidal ligature strangulation, all ruled homicides, the D.A.’s Office said.

According to Morrisville Borough Police and…

Pennsylvania mother, daughter get life sentences for murdering family together

Shana Decree, 47, and her 21-year-old daughter Dominique Decree pleaded guilty but mentally ill Monday to five counts of first-degree murder and one count of criminal conspiracy in the deaths of five relatives in Pennsylvania. They were sentenced to five…



Pennsylvania mother, daughter get life sentences for murdering family together

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