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August 07, 2010
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Md. police tie slayings to sale of marijuana

Cops have charged two people with murder in the slayings of two women and two children

Associated Press

Police say they have charged two people with murder in the slayings of two women and two children found in a trash-filled apartment in the Washington area.

Police in Prince George's County, Md., also say they believe the suspects were linked to the adult victims through the sale of marijuana.

A press release identified the victims Saturday morning as 38-year-old Dawn Yvette Brooks; her two children, 3-year-old Shayla Shante Sikyala and 4-year-old Shakur Sylvester Sikyala; and the children's aunt, 41-year-old Mwasiti Sikyala.

All four were from Lanham.

The two charged were identified as 43-year-old Darrell Lynn Bellard and 18-year-old Tkeisha Nicole Gilmer. It was unclear Saturday whether either had an attorney.

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