Investigators: Texas woman planned daughters' deaths

Saturday, 04 November 2017, 02:54:26 AM. DALLAS (AP) - A north Texas woman told investigators she had planned for at least two weeks to kill her young daughters and husband before she fatally shot the girls early Thursday morning. Sarah Nicole Henderson, 29, was arrested after her husband, Jacob Henderson, called 911 to report the shootings at their home near Mabank, a town about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Dallas. The girls
DALLAS (AP) — A north Texas woman told investigators she had planned for at least two weeks to kill her young daughters and husband before she fatally shot the girls early Thursday morning. Sarah Nicole Henderson, 29, was arrested after her husband, Jacob Henderson, called 911 to report the shootings at their home near Mabank, a town about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Dallas. The girls were ages 5 and 7. The woman was charged with one count of capital murder, but Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said another capital murder charge is pending and other charges are possible. Her bond was set Friday at $2 million, and she was being held at the Henderson County Jail on suicide watch, Hillhouse said. Hillhouse said Henderson confessed when talking to investigators and said she had been planning to kill the girls and her husband for several weeks. She also told investigators she planned to kill herself, he said. "She did try to shoot her husband. The gun malfunctioned. He took the pistol then realized the daughters had been shot," Hillhouse said. "We don't have a motive at all. We're still digging, trying to figure out what was going on at that house at the time." Jacob Henderson had initially called 911 about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to ask for medical help for his wife. According to a recording of that call provided by the sheriff's office, he tells operators that she won't listen to him and that she is, "freaking out like someone is out to get her." He...Read more
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