*Damn, she doesn’t look crazy! Can we be honest for a sec? I already know that after looking at Christy Sheats (above), a beautiful blonde green-eyed woman from an area in Fort Bend County, Texas, who shot her two adult daughters dead before police took her life, that this was no doubt the first thought that entered your head.
It was the first thought that entered mine.
Police say Sheats had a history of mental illness, and they had been to her home on several occasions.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Caitilin Espinosa didn’t provide any details, but did tell PEOPLE, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office had been to Christy Sheats’ home “for previous altercations” involving Sheats’ “mental crisis.”
But last Friday had to be the worst mental crisis ever!
According to what Espinoza told PEOPLE, authorities responded to a tragic scene outside Sheats’ home. “The bodies of Sheats’ two daughters, 17-year-old Madison and 22-year-old Taylor, were in the street after they’d allegedly fled from their mother when she began firing her gun inside the home. Taylor had already been shot once inside and was shot twice again outside,” Espinosa says. “Madison was shot once outside. Christy was shot dead by a Fulshear city police officer ‘before she was able to shoot [Madison] again,'” Espinosa concluded.
Both daughters died from their injuries.
As if that weren’t tragic enough, this woman was a strong proponent for gun ownership and loathed democrats gun-control stance. A adamant Facebook user, Sheats wrote one post saying…
“It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns.”
WTF? And then she turns around a uses a handgun to kill her own daughters?????
And according to neighbors, the girls were killed ON THEIR FATHER’S BIRTHDAY!
The girls father, and Christy’s husband — who she had recently reunited with, was at home during the time of the shooting, but he was unharmed. The video shows this poor man being led out to a waiting car.
Espinosa says the shooting’s motive remains “unknown” and under investigation. Sheriff Troy Nehls said it was “a family argument that turned into a shooting,” according to the Houston Chronicle.
“We’re still trying to put the pieces together,” Nehls said.
The crime has rocked this genteel-looking neighborhood, and neighbors and classmates of the daughter, who only had good things to say about the family, stand in absolute shock about the crime.
Mental illness is real. And my use of the word “crazy” is in no way an attempt to define, minimize or alter the seriousness of this sad and tragic incident or the condition of mental health. If you want to learn more about mental illness or learn who to contact if you or someone you know suffers from this condition, which truly has no particular “look” — please don’t hesitate to contact Mental Health America.