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Morrisville Mother, Daughter Plead Not Guilty; DA Gets More Time to Decide on Death Penalty

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A Morrisville mother and daughter pleaded not guilty to killing five relatives last week, including three children in their apartment in 2019 last week. 

Shana Decree, 46 and her 20-year-old daughter Dominique Decree  were once again arraigned on their charges — five counts each of first degree murder, one count each of criminal conspiracy to commit first degree murder by President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr, authorities said. 

Authorities found the bodies of three children and two adults in what they said was a trashed apartment in January of 2019 and soon after arrested the two and charging them in the deaths.

All five victims  were found in a bedroom in their apartment at the Robert Morris Apartments, authorities said. The discovery came as result of the surprise visit by a social worker, court documents show. 

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

.Authorities said four of the victims were suffocated, while one was strangled. 

Prosecutors now have until March 20 to decide on whether to seek the death penalty. Deputy DA Chris Rees requested an extension to file the aggravating factors notice. Typically, the formal arraignment is the deadline for such a filing, but delays have occurred in past, the District Attorney’s office said.

Shana Decree told police “everyone wanted to die” according to the probable cause affidavit filed in 2019. 

Dominique Decree’s attorney, John Fioravanti, Jr told CNN he hasn’t ruled out a change in plea in response to questions involving his client’ mental health and could not comment further. 

The trial is scheduled to begin on June 8.  

 

 

 

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Morrisville Police Seek Help Finding “Run Away” Teen

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On June 12, 2024 at approximately 1700 hours, Ricardo Harding, age 15, ran away from home on the 400 block of Hillcrest Ave. He was last seen at the McDonalds on W. Trenton Ave. wearing a black Champion shirt and grey shorts. He is about 5 feet 1 inches 100 pounds with short black hair. He has light brown skin and brown eyes. He has no cell phone or any other form of communication with him.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ricardo, please contact d.chrzanowski@morrisvillepolice.org  or call 215-295-8111.

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Morrisville Police Reports: Deep Fryer Oil Stolen, Woman Jailed in Bensalem for Retail Theft, Now Charged for Same in M’Ville

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Morrisville Borough Police Reports June 4 to June 10, 2024

Retail Theft – 06/04/24 @ 14:45 – Report of food stolen from the Giant Grocery Store.  Value: $225.03

Warrant/Arrest – 06/05/24 – A Warrant has been issued for a 48 year old female for a Retail Theft that occurred at the Giant Grocery Store on 05/23/24.  On 06/07/24, the female was taken into custody by Bensalem Police for a retail theft in their jurisdiction.  She was sent to Bucks County Prison.

Arrest/Retail Theft – 06/05/24 – A 50 year old female was cited for incidents that occurred at Giant Food Store on 06/01/24 and 06/02/24.

Retail Theft – 06/06/24 @ 15:15 – A 25 year old male will receive a summons for stealing four cases of Snapple that were stolen from the Giant Food Store.  Value:  $55.96

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/06/24 @ 16:54 – Report of a wallet stolen from a vehicle while the victim was returning a shopping cart at Giant Food Store.  Value:  $120.00

Theft – 06/07/24 @ 05:14 – Report of deep fryer oil stolen from fuel tanks at three restaurants in the Morrisville Shopping Center that occurred within the past two weeks.  Value: $600.00

Retail Theft – 06/07/24 @ 13:40 – Report three boxes of Red Bull stolen from the Giant Food Store.  Value:  $91.41

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/07/24 @ 14:20 – Report of jewelry and money stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 200 block of Harrison Avenue.  Value:  $46.00

Arrest/Public Drunkenness – 06/09/24 @ 03:35 – A 54 year old male was cited for an incident that occurred on the 100 block of N. Washington Street.

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/10/24 @ 12:40 – Report of money and membership cards stolen from a vehicle on 06/08/24 on the 300 block of Osborne Avenue.  Value:  $5.00

Retail Theft – 06/10/24 @ 13:41 – Report of hygiene merchandise stolen from the Giant Food Store.  Value:  $1,994.16

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Morrisville Borough Police Reports: 4 Retail Thefts at Giant Supermarket, Two Same Day and More

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Morrisville Borough Police Reports: May 28, 2024 – June 3, 2024

Arrest/Retail Theft – 05/28/24 – Two juvenile males were charged with Retail Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Disorderly Conduct, Possession Instrument of a Crime and Terroristic Threats for incidents that occurred on 05/18/24 at the Giant Grocery Store and an apartment complex on the 400 block of Plaza Boulevard.

Criminal Mischief to Motor Vehicle – 05/28/24 @ 18:19 – Report of a vehicle’s driver side mirror was damaged on the 1000 block of S. Pennsylvania Avenue.

Arrest/Warrant – 05/29/24 @ 12:57 – A 38 year old female was arrested on a warrant for a Simple Assault incident that occurred on 05/14/24.  She was processed and released on an unsecured bail.

Retail Theft – 06/01/24 @ 11:45 – Report of grocery items stolen from the Giant Food Store.   Value:  $58.24

Retail Theft – 06/01/24 @ 14:11 – Report of grocery items stolen from the Giant Food Store.  Value:  $87.95

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/02/24 @ 06:58 – Report of $20.00 and debit/credit cards stolen overnight from an unlocked vehicle on the 100 block of Franklin Street. 

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/02/24 @ 08:43 – Report of a wallet containing a driver’s license and debit/credit cards were stolen overnight from an unlocked vehicle on the 600 block of Dorsett Avenue.  Wallet and all items were recovered in another vehicle that was entered on the same block.

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/02/24 @ 11:44 – Report of a bag of coins was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 500 block of Dolore Drive.  Value:  Less than $5.00

Retail Theft – 06/02/24 @ 12:13 – Report of grocery items stolen from the Giant Food Store.  Value: $6.26

Arrest/Disorderly Conduct – 06/03/24 @ 02:25 – A 34 year old male was cited for an incident outside the Hookah Lounge. 

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 06/03/24 @ 12:45 – Report of a Glock 19 Gen 4 9MM Handgun and 3 magazines stolen from a vehicle overnight on the 400 block of Melvin Avenue.  Value:  $500.00

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