One of the defendants accused in Troy quadruple homicide case takes plea deal

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — One of the defendants accused in Troy’s quadruple homicide case has taken a plea deal.

Justin Mann pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree murder. He will receive 25 years to life on each count concurrently.

Troy Police police were called to 158 2nd Ave. in December 2017 after the property manager reported finding four people unresponsive in the basement apartment.

When officers and medics arrived, they found four people dead.

The victims were identified on Thursday as 5-year-old Shanise Myers, 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers, 36-year-old Shanta Myers (Mother to both children), and 22-year-old Brandi Mells.

Mann and 38-year-old James White were each facing nine counts of first-degree murder, four counts of second-degree murder, one count of burglary, one count of robbery, and two counts of criminal possession stolen property.

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