December 30, 2017 at 10:43 am EST | by Michael K. Lavers
Two arrested in murder of lesbian couple, children in N.Y.

Penny Proud, gay news, Washington Blade

Police have arrested two men in connection with the murder of a lesbian couple and two children in Troy, N.Y.

Police in upstate New York have arrested two men in connection with the brutal murder of a lesbian couple and two children.

The Times Union newspaper reported prosecutors have charged Justin Mann with three counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree murder. James White has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder.

Shanta Myers, 36, and her partner, Brandi Mells, 22, and two of Myers’ children, Jeremiah “JJ” Myers, 11, and Shanise Myers, 5, were found dead inside their apartment in Troy, N.Y., on Dec. 26. Police sources told the Times Union the victims were bound before their throats were slashed.

Prosecutors said Mells, Myers and her children were killed on Dec. 21.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

  • lnm3921

    Another failure of the fake potus in keeping glbt safe like he promised! These murders have been going on for decadEs!

    • Poca Warren

      IT has nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with crime against everyone, not just gays. Thinking you have a chip on your shoulder.

      • lnm3921

        I have a chip? Are you in a coma when it comes to trump, his tweets and threats to those that speak against him? He has a chip for Hillary and Obama as all he does is whine about them!

        The topic is a crime against lesbians so get a clue!

        • Poca Warren

          What does a domestic crime have to do with Trump? Do you think you can just spew falsehoods without a fistfight?

          You are a sick puppy @sshole.

  • Good to know the police take this seriously. Let’s hope the courts do too.

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