More details are coming to light about the Texas tragedy, where Christy Sheats shot and killed her daughters on June 24 — and now, these heart-wrenching photos may send an even a bigger chilling message.
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readers know, the 42-year-old mom and husband, Jason Sheats
, got into one of their heated arguments right before Christy's revenge plan set in.
After Christy hid a 38-caliber handgun under the sofa, she tricked her family into attending a "family meeting"
in the living room. Reports
now claim that Jason assumed Christy was going to demand a divorce. But instead, she was ready to "punish" her husband by pointing the gun at their daughters.
"He told Christy, 'Just shoot yourself. Make it easy on all of us, just shoot yourself," a family friend, Madison Davey, told KTRK-TV on June 28.
But Christy refused to cooperate, shooting 17-year-old daughter Madison Sheats first, causing all three to try and escape out the front door. Madison tried to run from the house after her gunshot wound, but collapsed and died seconds later.
and Jason continued running, until Taylor was struck with a bullet next. Even though she was emergency airlifted, the 22-year-old daughter, who was set to wed her fiancé just days later
, died at the hospital.
"Mr. Sheats stated that Christy knew how much he loved Taylor and Madison
and how much they loved him," Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls
reported June 29. "By killing his children, Mr. Sheats will have to live the rest of his life with this horrible memory."