Texas Mom Arrested For Killing Young Daughters

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A Texas mom has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing her two young daughters after police came to her home.

Sarah Nicole Henderson, 29 was charged with capital murder on Nov. 2 after she allegedly shot her daughters, 5-year-old Kenlie and 7-year-old KayLee Danielle, dead at their Payne Springs home, according to the New York Post.

On Nov. 1, police responded to a call about a suicidal woman at the home where Henderson lived with her children and a man. Officers were reportedly turned away by a man and woman who said things were fine.

"No one was in any danger," said Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, according to WFAA. "No one was suicidal, no signs of violence, no signs of anything."

Three hours after police left the home, authorities received a call that a woman had shot two children at the house.

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Police arrived back at the home to find the two young girls dead, and arrested Henderson in connection with the shooting. Police did not release Henderson's motive.

"The only thing she told us was that she had smoked some marijuana early in the evening," said Hillhouse. "She was very blunt. We just don't have any answers as to why."

"It's being considered family violence," said Hillhouse, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "She's being charged with capital murder."

The mom was taken into custody and held at a local jail on a $2 million bond.

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Neighbors have expressed their grief at learning of the young girls' deaths. Some neighbors brought stuffed animals to place under a tree near the home as a memorial.

"I just asked God to cuddle them and love them, and put his hands around them up there," said Jackie Nelms.

"Those little girls were so adorable," said Jaylyne Palmer. "They would draw pictures for us and put them in the mailbox for us."

"There is no reason for this," added Nelms. "How could someone do this to them?"

Palmer and her husband live across the street from the home, and she recalled hearing Henderson angry a lot.

"You just heard her yelling at the kids all the time," recalled Palmer. "Really loud."

Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marissa Gonzales said the family had previous contact with CPS in 2010, but not recently.

"Details of those interactions are confidential," added Gonzales.

A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for the girls' funeral expenses has raised over $5,000.

"These little girls always put light in my life, always happy, smiles from ear to ear, and big warm hugs that lasted a minute long," wrote Jacklyn Danielle Cadenhead, who started the GoFundMe page.

Sources: New York Post, WFAA, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, GoFundMe / Featured Image: Robert Nelson/Flickr / Embedded Images: Henderson County Sheriff's Office and GoFundMe via New York Post

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