3 Children Dead And 2 Others Injured In A Brutal Stabbing Case While Texas Child Protective Services Came To Visit

Three children died, and two others were injured, in a stabbing that occurred Friday in a Texas home during a Texas Child Protective Services visit. According to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office official statement issued Friday, Texas Child Protective Services visited a residence in Italy, Texas, and decided to remove the children from the home. After an Italy Police Department officer responded to the social worker’s call to the Ellis County Sheriff’s 911 dispatch, they found three children dead and two seriously wounded.

Among the deceased were a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old twin boy and girl. A 4-year-old boy and a 13-month-old girl were also injured, each taken to different nearby hospitals for treatment. Texas Child Protective Services confirmed to ABC 8 WFAA that all five children were siblings.

The suspect, 25-year-old Shamaiya Deyonshana Hall, was arrested and charged with three counts of capital murder. Her bond is set at $2 million. ABC 8 WFAA reported that the children had been previously placed by CPS under the guardianship of another relative. The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office’s statement did not confirm the relationship between the suspect and the victims.

Shamelia Anderson, a relative of the victims, told ABC 8 WFAA, “They gained their wings. Those were beautiful little babies.” The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said in a statement, per ABC 8 WFAA, “We are shocked by this incomprehensible tragedy, and already working with law enforcement to investigate how this happened, and why.” The investigation is still ongoing, according to the statement.