TEXAS mother Christy Sheats killed her daughters Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, on Friday after arguing with her husband Jason.

A family friend Madison Davey told local TV station KTRK, Christy and Jason had argued on Thursday, prompting Christy to call a family meeting on Friday afternoon. Jason Sheats’ 45th birthday.

When Jason and the girls were seated, she reportedly pulled out a gun she had hidden in the couch. Jason tried to protect his daughters but Christy refused his pleas, insisting she had to kill them to “punish” him.

A police officer overheard the father say, “Don’t do this. They’re our kids.”

“He told Christy, ‘Just shoot yourself. Make it easy on all of us, just shoot yourself,’ and she said, ‘No, that’s not what this is about, this is about punishing you,’” Davey said

“He would do anything to protect them and he tried to, but Christy was out to kill that day.”

Christy then chased her daughters out onto the street where she shot them both. One died instantly while the other died a short time later in hospital.

Christy was shot by police when she refused to lower her weapon when they arrived on the scene after a concerned neighbour called 911.

Yesterday should have been Taylor Sheats’ wedding day. She was reportedly due to wed her boyfriend of four years in a small ceremony.

Christy is believed to have struggled with mental illness for several years.

Daily Mail reports 911 tapes reveal she first ignored teenager’s ‘don’t shoot’ plea – then shot sister, 22, in back as she ran for her life.

You can hear the tapes here.

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  • Those girls didn’t deserve that, How tragic.


  • What a horrible way to die. Hopefully they felt no pain. Mental Health is more prevalent than we are told. It seems too many people have access to weapons, USA is rife with them. They probably have no idea how many of the owners of them have mental health issues. What an eternal nightmare for the Father witnessing what he did. That could enough to give him mental health issues too. Hopefully he will receive counselling and any other support he needs. The media needs to respect his privacy, as does the general public.

    • Yes that’s what I was thinking too that the death of his daughters and wife before his own eyes is enough reason for father to get mental health issues. Hope indeed he can get good counseling and has a wonderful circle of friends and family and a community who’s reaching out to him. May God bless him !


  • This is horrific poor girls. May they rest in peace.


  • I can’t comprehend shooting your daughters. She may have had mental health issues but, my god, these were her own flesh and blood. It may sound cold blooded but I’m glad the police shot her just wish they could have done it sooner. My deepest sympathies to the Father of these beautiful girls.


  • Too often indeed..


  • What a horrible way for those poor girls to spend their last moments. Makes me so mad that we read about shootings in America almost daily.


  • Such hatred in her heart. I hope I never find out what its like to hate like that.


  • Indeed. And to punish your husband? Why? You want to let him suffer through those two beautiful girls? And one was getting married in these days. She destroyed also the life of her boyfriend. :-(


  • What has a become of this world? When a mother or father kill their own children then life has no meaning, it’s cheap and ugly. We condemn murderers for killing innocent people but how can a mother kill the child she bore into this world? There is nothing left to say after a tragedy like this..


  • I’ve read this story and it’s unbelievable. In Facebook she was making claims against gun control. She was writing how much she loved her daughters. And then she does this? To punish her husband? So tragic!
    Gun control should be a top priority in the USA!!


  • Breaks my heart! NO MORE GUNS!


  • how desperately sad and such a waste of young life.


  • America, get rid of gun licences!! Advertise more help on mental health signs/ issues!
    Very sad story! rip girls x


  • how awful, this is happening to often :(


  • What a tragedy. My heart goes out to the father and the young man who was to wed one of the daughters. It just goes to show that we can never really know what is going on in the minds of other people, even those who are family members. Very chilling in deed. My sympathy and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the father. He is the one that will suffer the action of his wife for the rest of his life. I hope he will be alright. What an irrational action to take, those dear girls, so sad.


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