Two Arrested in Upstate New York Quadruple Homicide

Two people have been arrested for a gruesome quadruple homicide that rocked an upstate New York community earlier this week, police said early Saturday. The names of the two individuals arrested have not been released but police said they were taken into custody in Schenectady late Friday and are due to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the Albany Times Union reports. The two were reportedly questioned earlier Friday in connection with the killings of Shanta Myers, 36, her domestic partner, 22-year-old Brandi Mells, and Myers’ two children, 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers and 5-year-old Shanise Myers. All four were found tied up with their throats cut in the city of Troy the day after Christmas. It’s unclear what led to the break in the case, but it came as family members appealed to the public for any relevant tips. “Give the information to the authorities so that they can help find the person who has destroyed us, emotionally, mentally,” Shakera Symes, the sister of Shanta Myers, told the Albany Times Union.