Prince George's County police charge 2 in slayings

RIVERDALE, Md. (AP) - 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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