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Bucks County Community Mourns the Loss of 5 Family Members Killed By Their Relatives

A Bucks County community continues to grieve the loss of five family members, who, authorities said, were killed by relatives in Morrisville.

On Wednesday night, neighbors and loved ones will gather near the apartment where the gruesome scene unfolded.

“I dropped off a candle with a cross I want light to be shared," a neighbor named Natasha, who declined to provide her last name, said. "I believe God will have mercy on the children."

Shana Decree, 45, and her 19-year-old daughter, Dominique Decree, are charged with killing several of their relatives over the weekend.

The victims were identified as Shana Decree's two children, Naa'Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13, both of Morrisville; Shana Decree's sister, Jamilla Campbell, 42, of Trenton, New Jersey; and Campbell's 9-year-old twin daughters, Imani and Erika Allen.

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Police say the suspects, Shana and Dominique Decree, were related to the five people they're accused of killing. All eight family members lived in the same Morrisville, Pennsylvania, apartment.

Source: Bucks County District Attorney/Family members/NBC

Officials discovered the scene Monday afternoon in a small first-floor apartment located on the 200 block of West Bridge Street. The bodies were found by a building manager after a Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency representative attempted to perform a well-being check on the family.

When they arrived, officers found the apartment in "disarray" and bodies scattered throughout one bedroom. Broken glass and turned-over furniture littered the three-bedroom apartment, officials said.

Both Decrees were arrested and charged Tuesday.

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