A Texas mother is accused of stabbing five of her young children and killing three, with a Child Protective Services agent unwittingly walking in on the tragic aftermath after arriving unannounced at the family’s home.
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Shamaiya Hall, 25, is charged with three counts of capital murder and remains jailed on a $6 million bond as of Monday, according to ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.
Three Young Children Reportedly Murdered By Mother After Unannounced CPS Visit
The outlet reports that the incident occurred on Friday afternoon in the rural town of Italy, about 40 miles south of Dallas.
A CPS worker, who had suspected Hall was having unsupervised visitations with her kids, arrived to the home unannounced.That’s when Hall reportedly stabbed her children, ages 4, a pair of 5-year-old twins, a 6-year-old, and a 13 months old infant.
Authorities allegedly found bodies of the two twins and her 6-year-old son shortly thereafter.
BREAKING: 25 y/o Shamaiya Hall stabbed her 5 children yesterday in Italy TX. 3 dead, 2 injured.
A CPS worker made an unannounced visit to the home of the children & called for police. CPS worker was on scene while the children were stabbed#italytexas #truecrime #breakingnews pic.twitter.com/6baUk34VJM
— Crime With Bobby (@crimewithbobby) March 4, 2023
Her 4-year-old son and 13-month-old daughter were flown via helicopter to a nearby hospital suffering stab wounds, both in unknown condition, the outlet reports.
Officials with CPS told WFAA-TV that the children had been previously placed in the home of a relative prior to Friday’s tragedy.
“We are shocked by this incomprehensible tragedy, and already working with law enforcement to investigate how this happened, and why,” CPS said in a statement obtained by WFAA.
Hall’s Twin Sister Accused Of Killing Her Daughter In 2021
Hall has a criminal record for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after she allegedly stabbed her sister’s boyfriend back in 2017, according to court records obtained by WFAA.
And in 2021, her twin sister, Troyshaye Mone Hall, was accused of fatally stabbing her 7-year-old daughter, an arrest affidavit revealed.
For this latest arrest, Hall was booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center and has been charged with three counts of capital murder.
This is a developing story. Be sure to check in with The Shade Room for more updates as they come.
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