Authorities arrested a Texas mom accused of fatally shooting her two young daughters just hours after police left the home.
Sarah Nicole Henderson, 29, was charged with capital murder in the deaths of her two daughters, KayLee Danielle, 7, and Kenlie, 5, early Thursday morning, according to the New York Post.
Officers from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office were called Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m. about a suicidal woman at the home where Henderson lived with her husband and her two daughters. When the officers arrived, they were reportedly turned away by a man and woman who said everything was fine.
Just three hours later, the police department received a call from Henderson’s husband, the girl’s stepfather, saying Henderson walked into the living room where the children were sleeping and shot them, WFAA reports.
Police arrived on the scene to find Henderson at the home and the two young girls dead.
The mother was immediately arrested and booked into the Henderson County Jail.
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse told the Star-Telegram that the tragedy is “being considered family violence.”
Hillhouse said the motive is not clear.
“The only thing she told us was that she had smoked some marijuana early in the evening. She was very blunt. We just don’t have any answers as to why.”
CPS spokeswoman Marissa Gonzales told the newspaper that the family “had previous contact with CPS in 2010 but not recently” and that the details of the case are “confidential.”
Henderson is being held on a $2 million bond.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family pay for funeral costs for KayLee and Kenlie.
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