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Texas Mom Christy Sheats’ Former Employer: She Had a Charm About Her — But ‘It Could Turn the Other Way’

A former employer of Christy Sheats, the Texas mom who killed her two daughters, said that Sheats was memorably — and cunningly — charming.

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John Hollis employed Sheats at his tattoo removal business and told CBS affiliate KHOU 11 that he was shocked to learn about the June 24 murders.

“She had a charm about her; apparently that was something that if she wanted to turn it on, she could turn it on, and if it turned the other way, it turned the other way,” Hollis explained. The businessman also noted that Sheats worked as a receptionist, not as a business manager, as she claimed on her LinkedIn page. 

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Christy Sheats
Christy Sheats

Hollis told KHOU 11 that although he didn’t notice any warning signs, Sheats confided in him that she was separated from her husband, Jason. A family friend also told KHOU 11 that Christy and Jason were having marital problems.

As previously reported by Us Weekly, Christy allegedly killed her daughters Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, in spite of her husband, after calling a family meeting.

“He told Christy, ‘Just shoot yourself. Make it easy on all of us, just shoot yourself,’ and she said, ‘No, that’s not what this is about, this is about punishing you,'” family friend Madison Davey told ABC affiliate KTRK. “I always knew something would happen, but I never thought she would do this. Christy was toxic for the family. She was mentally unstable.”

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In 911 calls released by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, June 28, Christy’s two daughters can be heard pleading for their lives, begging their mom not to shoot.

“Please! Forgive me! Please! Don’t shoot! Please! I’m sorry! Please! Don’t point that gun at her!” a female voice can be heard during one of the three 911 calls, the Associated Press reported. 

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