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He called minutes later to cancel the emergency call, but called again at around 2:30am Thursday with disturbing news. “She was asleep when I went to sleep last night and I woke up, she come in there and she said ‘Babe, I just shot the kids,'” he told dispatchers.
“I didn’t want to believe it and I went in there and they were dead,” Jacob Henderson told dispatchers. Police say he is the stepfather of the two girls and has been cooperating with authorities.
Sarah Henderson is now in jail under suicide watch and faces capital murder charges, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Police say she planned the killings and would probably have killed her husband as well, but her gun misfired.
“Over the last 24 hours, the investigation shows that she planned these murders for at least the last two weeks,” County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse told reporters Friday. “It appears she also intended to kill her husband, but the entire crime did not go as planned.”