Texas Mom Who Killed Daughters Called “Family Meeting”

This Mom was an ardent gun lover. How much safer she felt to have a gun with her I don’t know. But her actions speak to a certain instability. Indeed, what kind of woman kills her daughters?  Even if she were angry with them. If they hadn’t had gun in the home there were be three more women alive today.
Guns aren’t the answer to your anger, your fear, your rage. If no one had guns much of the fear and danger would dissolve. Yes, I realize the person kills. But without the gun in hand there would not be that totally impersonal way to kill someone else. That is why guns are so popular:  the gun holder is removed from the act and it is the gun that commits the crime. But it is really the gun holder who picks up the gun and aims it at someone and squeezes that trigger. The rest is physics. With the weapons of today, it is possible to shoot fifty people in the amount of time they used to need to shoot two or three. This will only get worse. If it ever happens, and I pray it won’t, to someone you know and love, you may not think guns are so wonderful.
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Texas Mom Who Killed Daughters Called ‘Family Meeting’ Before Shootout

Houston Mother Shoots and Kills Daughters  

A Texas mother who shot her two daughters­­ to death on her husband’s birthday last week had called “a family meeting” before the shootout, authorities said Monday.

Christy Sheats, 42, was then killed by a police officer after she allegedly refused to drop a .38-caliber handgun.

Investigators with Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said Christy Sheats, 42, shot and killed her daughters, Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17. via Facebook

In a statement, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said that on Friday afternoon, Christy gathered her children — 22-year-old Taylor and 17-year-old Madison — and her husband, Jason, who had just turned 45, in the living room of their Katy, Texas, home, west of Houston.

“During that meeting, Christy Sheats held up a gun and shot both girls,” the statement said.

The girls and their father fled, though Madison soon collapsed and died, according to the statement. Jason raced to the end of a cul-de-sac, while Taylor ran into the street.

Madison Sheats via Facebook

Christy then chased after Taylor, shooting her again, before returning home and reloading, the statement added.

“Christy Sheats returned and shot Taylor once more,” it said.

Taylor later died at a local hospital. Jason was not injured, NBC affiliate KPRC reported.

A responding deputy and police officer found the girls lying in the street and Sheats with a gun in her hand.

“We heard the dad say, ‘Don’t do this. They’re our kids,'” a neighbor, Fazz Zainuddin, told KPRC.

He added that police were stationed behind trees and cars and told Sheats to put the gun down.

“Obviously she did not,” Zainuddin told KPRC.

Taylor Sheats via Facebook

Police do not know what the motive for the shooting was. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Caitilin Espinosa told NBC News that Jason Sheats is cooperating with the investigation.

A LinkedIn page for Sheats lists her profession as a business manager at Clean Canvas Laser, a tattoo removal shop in Houston.

John Hollis, owner of Clean Canvas Laser, a tattoo removal clinic in Houston, told NBC News Christy Sheats worked for him from January 2015 to May 2015 as a part-time receptionist. He said she was having some troubles at home at the time.

“She was separated and she lived in an apartment, and her husband and daughters lived in the home that they all lived in where the incident happened,” he said.

Hollis said he fired Sheats due to “irregular attendance and things just not adding up. She didn’t steal from me or anything, she just seemed to get her facts mixed up.”

He added that since then, he had repeatedly requested Sheats remove his company from her LinkedIn page as her current employer.

The sheriff’s office said it was called to the Sheats home 14 times, beginning in January 2012. Some were for alarm issues. Police said they have been forbidden from elaborating on the calls due to legal constraints issued by the county attorney.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls called the situation “a terrible incident” in a Facebook post a day after the shootings.

“As everyone is certainly aware, we had a terrible incident last night that involved the deaths of 3 people. An unimaginable tragedy that it seems we see too often,” Nehls wrote. “Keep the family in your prayers.”

3 thoughts on “Texas Mom Who Killed Daughters Called “Family Meeting”

  1. How unfortunate, she didn’t live by her own standard and arm her entire family so they could defend themselves.

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