What is up with folks taking out their own family members, lately? And to hear some folks tell it it's not the type of people you would suspect of doing such things.
Let's start with "All American" looking Christy Sheats. All she did was....well here, I will just to a cut and paste job and let the article speak for itself.
" On Friday, police in Texas responded to a home in the small town of Katy, where they found the bodies of two young women lying in the street.
According to investigators, the two victims – Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17 – were killed by their own mother, 42-year-old Christy Sheats, who was fatally shot by a responding officer.
Authorities allege Sheats started shooting her daughters inside the home, and continued firing bullets at them as they fled. Sheats was killed by police after refusing to drop her weapon during a brief standoff. Investigators have not released a motive, but they say the violence was preceded by a verbal argument between the three.
Here are five things to know about Friday’s fatal shooting in Katy, Texas:
Police tell PEOPLE they had been called to the Sheats home prior to Friday’s violence, and that the killer mother allegedly had a history of mental illness.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office had been to Sheats’s home “for previous altercations” involving her “mental crisis,” a sheriff’s spokeswoman tells PEOPLE, declining to elaborate on those incidents. " [Source]
There it is: "mental crisis", because someone like Christy Sheats couldn't just be a vicious depraved killer. (Kind of reminds me of another Texas woman who killed five of her children by drowning them one by one and was found to be insane by a jury of her peers.) That's for poor people living in inner city, America. Unfortunately they don't have the luxury of being able to go to therapy and be clinically diagnosed as mentally ill. They don't get prescribed drugs to treat whatever type of mental issues they may be suffering from.
We will soon be hearing that Grayden Denham has mental issues as well, and that what he did was not really his fault.
"PLATTE CITY, Mo.— A 25-year-old Missouri man was charged Monday with four counts of first-degree murder in the February deaths of four family members whose bodies were found outside a home he shared with them, including a 3-month-old nephew.
The charges against Grayden Denham were the result of a grand jury indictment handed down Friday, Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said at a news conference. Denham is also charged with four counts of armed criminal action, and one count each of animal abuse, second-degree arson, tampering with evidence and stealing a motor vehicle. He is being held on $4 million cash-only bond.
Denham was found walking naked in northern Arizona on Feb. 21, two days after the bodies of his grandparents, sister and her infant son were found near Edgerton, 30 miles north of Kansas City. Denham was returned to Missouri earlier this month after being held in Arizona on suspicion of theft and displaying a fictitious license plate.
Zahnd said it would be at least a month before he decides whether to seek the death penalty against Denham.
"This is a devastating thing to happen to a family and happen to a community. Our goal has been and will continue to be to do justice for everyone involved in this case," he said.
Missouri investigators had considered him a "person of interest" in the quadruple homicide but had been held only on a theft charge accusing him of stealing his grandparents' car to drive to Arizona.
Denham's attorney, John P. O'Connor, declined to comment Monday other than to say his client would plead not guilty.
Authorities found the body of Russell Denham, 82, was found near a small shed, while the bodies of Shirley Denham, 81; Heather Ager, 31; and her son, Mason Schiavoni, were found near the home, which also had been set on fire. A dog also was killed and burned. All four victims had been shot in the head, and a gas container was found near a body." [Source]
He was found "walking naked".
Let the insanity talk begin.