Despite enduring a violent birthday last Friday when he watched his wife snap and fatally gun down their two daughters at their Texas home, then watch police kill his wife to end her murderous rampage, Jason Sheats, 45, says he is drawing strength from Jesus and his family.
On Wednesday afternoon after telling local police that he would not be speaking publicly about the death of his wife, Christy Sheats, 42, and his two daughters, Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, Jason posted Philippians 4:13 to his Facebook page.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” the Scripture says.
He also posted a photo collage of his daughters in happier times. Photos of his late wife were visibly absent from his profile.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told People that when investigators sat down with the shaken father for an in-depth interview on Tuesday, he told them he was being supported by his family and his faith.
“He was obviously in a lot of shock out at the scene,” Nehls said.
At the interview he was accompanied by his mother and a woman he called his “second mother.”
“He has some support from his family,” Nehls said. “He said he’s a Christian man.”
It is unclear what church Jason and his family attended but his late wife Christy indicated on social media that she is Baptist.
Both Madison and Taylor will be laid to rest after a funeral at the Shelton Funeral Home in Decatur, Alabama, on Saturday, July 2. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m., when the service is expected to begin.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair