Two women, presumably Christy Sheats’ daughters, can be heard begging for their lives in 911 calls released by authorities on Tuesday, June 28.
Sheats, 42, shot and killed her daughters on Friday, June 24. Police then shot her when she allegedly refused to drop her weapon.
According to the Associated Press, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office released recordings of two calls placed from Sheats’ home and one call placed from a neighbor’s home.
In the first call from Sheats’ home, a woman can be heard crying, “Please! Forgive me! Please! Don’t shoot! Please! I’m sorry! Please! Don’t point that gun at her!” Another female voice can be heard trying to plead with Sheats, telling her, “I promise you, whatever you want” before the call is disconnected. In the second call, a woman is described as weakly informing the operator that “she shot ‘em,” according to the AP.
The neighbor’s call described the horror of seeing 17-year-old Madison Sheats and 22-year-old Taylor Sheats lying in the street in front of her house while their mother stood over them with a gun, shooting her eldest daughter. As previously reported by Us Weekly, Madison later died at the hospital.
A close friend of the family claimed to ABC affiliate KTRK, after speaking with Sheats’ husband, Jason, that Christy shot their daughters out of spite after requesting that the family gather for a family meeting.
“He told Christy, ‘Just shoot yourself. Make it easy on all of us, just shoot yourself,’ and she said, ‘No, that’s not what this is about, this is about punishing you,'” friend Madison Davey told KTRK. “I always knew something would happen, but I never thought she would do this. Christy was toxic for the family. She was mentally unstable.”
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