Posted on March 6, 2023

Mother Allegedly Stabbed Her Five Children, Killing Three, After CPS Visit in Italy, Texas, Sources Say

WFAA, March 4, 2023

A mother was arrested in Italy, Texas, after she allegedly stabbed three of her children to death and and injured two more of her children Friday, sources told WFAA.

The mother has been identified as 25-year-old Shamaiya Hall.

Shamaiya Hall

Shamaiya Hall

Sources said three elementary school-aged kids (a 6-year-old and two 5-year-olds) were found dead inside a home near Stafford Elementary School in the small Ellis County town on Friday afternoon.

Two other children (4-year-old and 13-month-old) were injured and were transported by helicopter to a local hospital with stab wounds. Their conditions are unknown.

Child Protective Services confirmed to WFAA that all five children were siblings.

Sources with CPS told WFAA that Hall allegedly stabbed her children when a CPS worker, who suspected Hall was having unsupervised visitations with her children, arrived at the scene to check on her unannounced.

The children had been previously placed by CPS under the guardianship of another relative.