A Texas mother is accused of shooting her two young daughters while they slept and then telling her husband “Babe, I shot the kids.”
Sarah Henderson, 29, was arrested on Thursday after she allegedly shot her two daughters, Kaylee Danielle, 7, and Kenlie, 5, as they slept on the couch in their home.
Jacob Henderson, the step-father of the young girls, called police on Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. to report that his wife was possibly suicidal, CBS News reported. Police responded to the home, but when they arrived, the couple reportedly said there was no problem.
Just three hours later, Jacob Henderson called police again telling them that his wife had shot her two children, reports said.
“She was asleep when I went to sleep last night. I woke up and she came in there [and] said, ‘Babe, I just shot the kids.’ And I didn’t want to believe it. I went in there and they were dead,” Henderson said in the 911 call to police, the Associated Press reported.
Sarah could be heard in the background during the call saying, “God what did I do?” according to reports.
Police said the mother also tried shooting her husband but the gun jammed.
“The gun malfunctioned. He took the pistol then realized the daughters had been shot. 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,” Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse told ABC News.
Sarah is now charged with capital murder and more charges are pending, reports said.
Her bond is set at $2 million.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for the children’s funeral costs.
Heaven gained two beautiful babies today. Raising money to give them the memorial they deserve. Anything will help, including prayers,” the page read.