Sarah Nicole Henderson, 29, shot daughters Kenlie five, and KayLee Danielle, seven. Picture: Supplied
Sarah Nicole Henderson, 29, shot daughters Kenlie five, and KayLee Danielle, seven. Picture: Supplied

‘Babe, I just shot the kids’: Mum kills young daughters

A US mum allegedly shot dead her two daughters and tried to kill her husband in an attack she had reportedly planned for weeks.

Sarah Nicole Henderson, 29, of Texas, has been charged with two counts of capital murder after fatally shooting Kenlie, five, and KayLee Danielle, seven.

KayLee Danielle, left, and Kenlie, right, were killed by mum Sarah Nicole Henderson. Picture: Facebook
KayLee Danielle, left, and Kenlie, right, were killed by mum Sarah Nicole Henderson. Picture: Facebook

Her husband, Jacob, the stepfather of the girls, had called 911 at 11:30pm on Wednesday (1:30pm AEDT) to say that his wife was suicidal.

When police arrived the couple said everything was fine.

Jacob, pictured with his wife Sarah Nicole Henderson, was targeted as well but survived. Picture: Facebook
Jacob, pictured with his wife Sarah Nicole Henderson, was targeted as well but survived. Picture: Facebook

However, he called again three hours later to report that the girls had been killed.

"She was asleep when I went to sleep last night. I woke up and she came in there said: 'Babe, I just shot the kids'. And I didn't want to believe it. I went in there and they were dead," Jacob said.

Police said Henderson confessed to the murders and said she had been planning to kill her daughters and husband for several weeks.

Kenlie, left, and KayLee Danielle, right were killed by their mum Sarah Nicole Henderson. Picture: Facebook
Kenlie, left, and KayLee Danielle, right were killed by their mum Sarah Nicole Henderson. Picture: Facebook

Henderson tried to kill her husband as well but that the gun malfunctioned.

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

Her bond was set at $US2 million ($2.6 million), and she was placed on suicide watch.

Police were called to the scene where Sarah Nicole Henderson killed her daughters. Picture: Supplied
Police were called to the scene where Sarah Nicole Henderson killed her daughters. Picture: Supplied

Mr Hillhouse said the girls' biological father has been informed and that Henderson has a son as well who was living with his dad.

A GoFundMe page has been set up, which has already raised the $US7000 ($9130) needed to cover funeral costs for the girls.



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