Vigil held to remember Morrisville murder victims

A prayer vigil was held in Morrisville where five family members were found murdered earlier this week.

The victims included Shana Decree's children Naa'Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13, both of Morrisville; as well as Shana Decree's sister Jamilla Campbell, of Trenton, New Jersey, and Campbell's 9-year-old twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen. Authorities did not reveal how they died.

Shana Decree, 45, and Dominique Decree, 19, are charged with five counts of homicide and one count each of conspiracy.

Nicole Owens led a group of mourners in prayer at a makeshift memorial just footsteps from the Morrisville apartment.

The crowd largely stood silent as Destiny, half-sister of the twin 9-year-old girls killed, laid a picture of them at the memorial.

Most of those who came to pay their respect were Morrisville Middle School classmates of 13-year-old Damon Decree.

"He was a very kind person. We all loved him very much. We all cared for him," Miguel Guzman-Villines said. "He brightened everyone's day. He didn't deserve any of this at all."

Some classmates say they noticed changes in Damon before they say he suddenly left school.

"I noticed the week before he was taken out of school, a couple weeks before that he was really happy or whatever. But like a week before he left he wouldn't talk to us as much and he seemed a lot sadder," classmate Bridgett Williams said.

In the constant search for answers since the gruesome Monday afternoon discovery. Neighbor Nicole Owens thinks back to a time when things changed with Shana Decree. Owens says they used to pray together.

"Eight or nine months ago, that's when I noticed the change. It was just like things wasn't the same. You know like you ever been in relationships or friendships with people, you know? Things change," she said.

Neighbors say they have been troubled by rumors that the family was part of a cult.