Grand jury hands up indictments in Troy quadruple homicide

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A grand jury handed up three indictments against the men accused in the quadruple homicide in Troy on Friday.

One is against 24-year-old Justin Mann and 38-year-old James White. The other two are unrelated.

Mann and White are 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.

“I know they are pleased that the grand jury found an indictment and happy that the case is moving forward,” Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove said.

Mann’s attorney waived the formal reading of the indictment and entered a plea of not guilty on all 17 accounts on behalf of his client. He was remanded without bail.
White’s attorney also waives the formal reading of the indictment and entered a plea of not guilty on all 17 counts on behalf of his client. He was also remanded without bail.
Abelove saying he’s ready to take both White and Mann to trial.
“The police still have quite a bit of investigation and follow up so this is something that’s just going to be a work in progress,” Abelove said.
Four people were found dead in their basement apartment on December 26. Police announced two persons were being questioned late Friday and just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday announced two arrests.
As of right now, both men will be tried together and currently have no further scheduled appearances.

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