Preliminary hearings for Mann and White are scheduled for January 4. "The rapid apprehension and arrest of two suspects in connection with this tragic crime is welcome news for our community and the victims' families impacted by this senseless tragedy", Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, a Democrat, said in a statement. Five days later, the building's manager found the deceased in their basement apartment at 158 Second Ave., in Troy just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Mann had been on parole. Police say the two women were in a relationship.
Tedesco and Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove remained tight lip on what may have motivated the brutal murders, with some wondering if the killings came as a result of the two men harboring contempt for the same same sex of the mother with her younger girlfriend.
Police have not yet released details in the quadruple homicide, but Troy Police Chief John Tedesco earlier this week said the scene was "horrific".
Both defendants were arraigned in Troy City Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail without bail.
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. He declined to say what kind of device. Authorities declined to answer questions about a possible motive and the method of the killings.
Law enforcement sources told the Albany times Union that the victims were bound and their throats had been slit.
Tedesco thanked fellow cops and the public for giving them tips.
"After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of this", Tedesco said.
Told the teen via the Times Union, 'I'm not sure if they're coming for me next.' .