Two men have been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two women and two children in their upstate Troy, New York, apartment, according to Time magazine.
Justin Mann and James Whiteboth from Schenectady, New Yorkpled not guilty to murder charges Dec. 30 in Troy.
A property manager found 36-year-old Shanta Myers and 22-year-old Brandi Mells ( who were in a relationship ), along with Myers' children, 11-year-old Jeremiah and 5-year-old Shanise, on Dec. 26.
According to AVP.org, Isaiah Myers, 15, Shanta's oldest son, was out of town at the time and is the only surviving member of the family.
NCAVP member In Our Own Voicesan LGBTQ people-of-color organization located in Albany, New Yorkstated, in part, "Violence involving children and community members can be even harder to understand and/or navigate. As an LGBT people of color organization, the Staff and Board of In Our Own Voices would like to extend our sincerest condolences to all those impacted by this senseless and horrific act."
To donate to the funeral and memorial services for Myers family, visit https://www.gofundme.com/peaceforthemyersfamily.
The Time article is at time.com/5082421/troy-ny-murders-arrests/.