Mabank mother accused of fatally shooting daughters found competent to stand trial

Updated: Aug. 23, 2018 at 5:51 PM CDT
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Kaylee Danielle (left) and Kenlie (Source:
Kaylee Danielle (left) and Kenlie (Source:

MABANK, TX (KLTV) - A Mabank mother who is accused of fatally shooting her children has been found competent to stand trial but will undergo further testing for insanity.

Sarah Henderson, of Mabank, appeared in court Thursday. Henderson is accused of shooting her daughters KayLee Danielle, 7, and Kenlie, 5, November 2017. Officials say Henderson allegedly shot both girls before attempting to shoot her husband. She is charged with two counts of capital murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of assault of a public servant.

Thursday in court, Henderson was found competent to stand trial following an evaluation from two doctors. The defense requested she be tested by three doctors for insanity.

A state attorney stated that the request is routine and that there is a difference between being found competent and sane.

Henderson's trial is expected to begin in January 2019.

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