In repeated posts on Facebook, Christy Sheats, who described herself as a conservative Baptist, expressed her love for her daughters, Taylor and Madison, sometimes while quoting Scripture. She was nothing like the woman who gunned them down last Friday as they begged for their lives.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17. Today I am thankful for my two perfect gifts! They are very best friends — they make me so very proud to be their mother," wrote Christy of her two daughters, on her Facebook page in November 2014.
Last Friday as her husband, Jason, celebrated his 45th birthday in the couple's Texas home, Christy snapped and killed the daughters she loved so much to punish her husband, said Madison Davey, a close family friend, in an interview with local news station ABC 13. Christy was later shot dead by police. more >>
Reality television stars David and Tamela Mann's home was robbed earlier this week.
Known for their hit show "Meet the Browns" and Tamela's booming gospel career, the couple was robbed while dining at a Red Lobster in Camp Creek near Atlanta, Georgia. Despite being heartbroken over the ordeal, they maintain that God will provide and are praying for the thieves.
In a lengthy Facebook video post, the comedic duo explained in detail what happened to them. They hope that someone watching the video could help them find the culprits and also they want their fans and supporters to stay in prayer in this troubled world. more >>
Moments before his wife, Christy Sheats, 42, gunned down the couple's two daughters after arguing about an apology outside of their Texas home last Friday, Jason Sheats begged her to "just shoot yourself," according to a close family friend.
Christy Sheats had no intention to die alone, however, and so she killed their daughters Madison, 17, and 21-year old Taylor to make sure that her husband would suffer, Madison Davey, the family friend, told ABC 13.
"I always knew something would happen, but I never thought she would do this. Christy was toxic for the family. She was mentally unstable," Davey said. more >>
A year after former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd, his friend also entered a guilty plea for being an accessory to the June 2013 killing.
Four to Seven Years Jail Sentence
Carlos Ortiz, an associate of the ex-New England Patriots tight end, pleaded guilty to the accessory charge before the Bristol Superior Court. He is now expected to face a jail time of four and a half to seven years. Hernandez's pal had a deal with prosecutors to enter a guilty plea in exchange for the dropping or murder charges against him. more >>
A Muslim man in eastern Uganda tied his 9-year-old son to a tree and lit it on fire after his son converted to Christianity and refused to fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a Christian persecution watchdog group is reporting.
Morning Star News reports that 9-year-old Nassif Malagara, who lives in the Kamuli District of the Kisozi subcounty, was severely burned by his father, 36-year-old Abubakar Malagara, who caught him breaking the Ramadan fast after going two days without food on June 9.
Just four days earlier on June 5, the child decided to give his life to Christ after a neighbor took him to a church outside the village. more >>
A Christian mother from Texas who was shot dead by police after she gunned down her two adult daughters in the street as her husband watched in horror last Friday allegedly had a history of mental illness, according to local law enforcement officials.
Caitilin Espinosa, spokesperson with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, told PEOPLE that prior to the heartbreaking scene which unfolded on Friday, police had been to the home of the deceased mom, 42-year-old Christy Sheats, "for previous altercations" involving her "mental crisis."
When they responded again on Friday, the crisis was fatal. more >>