A mum who shot and killed her two daughters penned a gushing social media post about how much she loved them just months before the crime.
“Happy Daughter’s Day to my two amazing, sweet, kind, beautiful, intelligent girls. I love and treasure you both more than you could ever possibly know,” Christy Sheats, 42, wrote in a loving Facebook tribute to daughters Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17.
On Friday, less than 12 months later, she pulled a gun on her girls in their middle class Texas home, after arguing with them.
One young lady died instantly while the other passed away a short time later at a local hospital.
The girls’ father was also at home when the shooting took place but was not injured.
Christy was subsequently shot by police when she refused to lower her weapon when they arrived on the scene after a concerned neighbour called 911.
Christy was very active on social media and had also posted about America’s proposed gun control laws.
“It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semiautomatic weapons,” she wrote in March.
“I have 10 guns. Obama wants eight of my guns. How many guns do I have? That’s right, I have 10 guns.”