Texas Mother Charged With Capital Murder After Allegedly Stabbing Her 5 Children

Shamaiya Deyonshana Hall, a 25-year-old Texas mother, has been arrested and charged with three charges of capital murder after stabbing five of her children and murdering three of them during a surprise CPS house visit.


The event occurred on Friday afternoon, March 3, at a property in Italy, Texas, according to reports.


Child Protective Services paid a surprise visit to the residence, which turned tragic.


Tiffani Butlerm of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said the children, all siblings, were in “temporary CPS care,” and CPS authorities suspected the mother was having unsupervised visitation with her children, so they paid an unannounced visit.

Butler says that CPS previously gave guardianship of the children, aged 6 and under, to another relative.

Upon conducting the surprise visit that Friday, the caseworker would end up calling 911 around 4 p.m.

When police arrived, they found three children dead, and two others injured.

According to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, a 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old twins (a boy and a girl) were found dead. The other two, a 4-year-old boy and a 13-month-old girl, were “seriously wounded” and rushed to local hospitals.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Cozby said that the suspect, the children’s mother, has since been detained and charged, and “there is no danger to the public at this time.”

“We are shocked by this incomprehensible tragedy and already working with law enforcement to investigate how this happened and why,” Butler said.

Hall has been charged with three counts of capital murder and is currently being held on $2 million bond on each charge.

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