Wow, the story of the Texas mom who gunned down her own two daughters just keeps getting worse. Not only did Christy Sheats stab and then shoot her girls on June 24, but the oldest daughter was actually supposed to be getting married just days later on the 27. SO devastating!
Our hearts are absolutely breaking! Taylor Sheats, 22, was shot and killed by her own mother in Texas on June 24 — just days before her wedding, which was supposed to take place today, on June 27. Her mother, Christy Sheats, 42, STABBED both of her daughters before shooting them and trying to kill her husband as well. And now, after the horrible tragedy, Taylor’s fiancé and his family are struggling to cope with such a massive loss.
Taylor had been set to marry her fiancé, Juan Sebastian Lugo, today in a small ceremony, which would have been followed by a larger celebration at a later date. Taylor and Juan had been dating for four years, and, according to social media, the lovebirds exchanged promise rings two years ago.
Posts online show a young couple in love and looking forward to starting their new life together. But sadly, Taylor and Juan never got the chance to call each other husband and wife, as Taylor was shot dead on June 24. “Y’all were part of our family, and that will never change,” Juan’s sister, Maria Lugo, captioned a pic of her family with Taylor, posted on what would have been Taylor’s wedding day. “The greatest in laws any one could ever have, and the sweetest, most wholesome and caring girls in my life.”
HOW sad! Our hearts are absolutely breaking for Taylor and her sister, Madison‘s, 17, father, Jason Sheats, 45, who was the lone survivor of his wife’s brutal attack. Investigators learned, according to a press release issued by the Ford Bend County Sheriff’s Office, that prior to the tragedy, Christy had called for a family meeting inside their home outside Houston, Texas.
Both girls and Jason reportedly joined Christy in their living room. However, during the meeting Christy held up a gun and shot both of the girls. Miraculously, Jason and both daughters managed to escape the house through the front door, but Madison soon collapsed and died. While Taylor was running in the street, Christy shot her again, which is when she fell.
Their father was able to avoid being shot because Christy apparently had to go back inside to reload her .38 caliber handgun. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Christy with a gun in her hand as her daughters laid in the street. Christy ended up getting shot dead by police when she refused to drop her weapon. It has also been confirmed that Christy had a history of mental illness.
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