Christy Sheats, 42, shot her daughters, Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22, after a “family dispute” on Friday. Cops said they had previously visited the home due to Sheat’s “mental crisis”. [lead image via Facebook]
Christy shared a home with husband Jason. According to neighbors, she couple had just ended a separation. They also said he had begged his wife not to shoot the girls after a dispute. Friday was allegedly also Jason’s birthday. Christy, who was shot dead by a police officer, had an extensive history of mental illness and altercations. Jason, who was the only family member to survive the incident, was overheard by a police officer saying “Don’t do this. They’re our kids.”
Update – 6/29: Audio of 911 calls have been released
Update: Sheats stabbed both of her daughters before shooting them.
via Daily Mail:
Recalling the horrific events that took place in the quiet, family oriented neighborhood last week, the neighbor said: ‘Christy had stabbed the girls before she shot them.
Officers had responded to a 911 call around 5pm on Friday. They arrived to find the two daughters lying outside the home in the 6000 block of Remson Hollow Lane in the Houston suburb of Fulshear.
Quotes from neighbors imply that they had no idea about Christy’s lack of mental health:
‘The mother was nice,” one said. “You wouldn’t expect if they told you this is what was going to happen”
“‘It’s crazy. The neighborhood has never seen this kind of thing before. It’s always quiet”
“This is surprising. They never showed any kind of thing that was wrong with them whatsoever,”
Maybe most disturbingly, is that Christy Sheats was a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, posting to Facebook in January:
Then again in March:
Christy Sheats, 42, mother Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22, shot them both dead after a “family dispute” on Friday in Fulshear, Texas. She was then killed by a police officer.
Who Is Christy Sheats?
Sheats, 42, who is originally from Decatur, Alabama, was a business manager at a laser tattoo removal clinic.
Photos Of The Sheats Family
[h/t Daily Mail]