Two Men Arrested in Killings of Lesbian Couple, 2 Children

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Police say two people have been arrested in the quadruple homicide that took the lives of two women and two children in their upstate NY apartment.

Details of the arrests were not available early Saturday. Both suspects, from Schenectady, New York, were arraigned in Troy City Court on Saturday, with the next court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

The victims - Brandi Mells, 22, Shanta Myers, 36, and Myers' children Shanise, 5, and Jeremiah, 11 - were found dead in a basement apartment on Tuesday in what police called a "horrific" homicide that shook the upstate NY city.

"After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of this", Tedesco told reporters Wednesday.

A GoFundMe campaign has been created to set up a scholarship and provide resources for Isaiah Smith, Myers' surviving 16-year-old son. "It's going to devastate us for a very, very long time", Symes said Thursday.

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Tedesco said that he's "confident" there will not be any more arrests in this case. "I don't know of a word that can say it", Tedesco told reporters. "I'm not sure if they're coming for me next", the 15-year-old said.

The family was killed in their Troy apartment on December 21, but not discovered until five days later, after relatives grew concerned over unreturned phone calls.

Jackie Robinson Sr., a pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Troy, told the Times Union that there are "certainly reasons to be fearful". "It's inconceivable", Robinson said. Mells and Myers were reportedly in a relationship.

"It took weight off my shoulders and weight off my chest because we finally found somebody that found them and they can get off the street where we can have our kids to feel safer", said Khalif Coleman.

The Troy City School District, where the two children attended classes, will be offering grief counseling to students, Superintendent John Carmello wrote in a letter to parents.

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