Troy quadruple homicide trial pushed back

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A judge has granted a delay in the Troy quadruple homicide case on Wednesday.

According to the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office, James White’s attorney argued that he did not have the time to review the evidence to prepare for the trial that was supposed to begin at the end of the month.

The trial will now begin on September 9, 2019.

“We regret the impact of this delay on the families of the victims, however, we must also recognize the legal constraints we must adhere to in order to achieve a just result in this prosecution,” Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly said.

White and another defendent Justin Mann 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.

Earlier this month, Mann pleaded guilty to four counts 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.

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