A Houston woman has been arrested after is discovered that she had murdered two of her small children.
Sheborah Thomas, 30, admitted to investigators that after she had picked her children up form daycare, she prepared some food for them. After they had eaten, she filled up her bath tab and called her 5-year-old daughter, Kayiana, for a bath.
“She grabbed (the daughter) by the head and forced her underneath the water until she stopped moving,” read the affidavit.” After she wasn’t moving and she wasn’t breathing, she took the body out of the water and placed her in the bedroom.”
When she had done this, she then called her 7-year-old son, Araylon, into the bathroom and did the exact same thing to him. She told the detectives that the boy struggled, but Thomas “continued to force his head underneath the water until he stopped struggling, he stopped moving.” Just like Kayiana, she carried his dead body into the bedroom and made him lay right next to his sister.
Thomas wrapped the bodies in black bin bags after she had wrapped them in bed sheets then first attempted to bury the children’s bodies under her neighbor’s home, but she failed. She then rolled their bodies in a gap under the neighbor’s home then turned back home to pack her bags as she had planned on leaving the area.
One of Thomas’s acquaintances was asked to help her move to another part of the town. He noticed that she no longer was with the children and he questioned her about them to which she responded, “I killed them.”
The main did not take her seriously so as they drove away, he once again asked where the children were, to which she said, “on the side of the house,” he replied, “on the side of the house?” she replied, “I told you that I killed them.”
In shock, the man drove Thomas to nearby police station and identified down an officer.
Thomas’ neighbors didn’t know her well enough to figure out whether or not she was suffering from mental illness. Though to them, she appeared to be a good mother who always looked after her children.
“She made sure she kept the kids clean,” said Thomas’s neighbor. “She takes care of them. She goes to the store…to me she was like, a real nice person. They are good kids. They don’t play with nobody. I mean, why would someone do their kids like that? I mean why? They are innocent!”
Thomas was a mother to three. She has a 12-year-old son who is with his father. As of yet, policed aren’t sure of whether Thomas was also planning on murdering her first born.
Sheborah Thomas has since been charged with capital murder.