Texas Mother Sheborah Thomas: Prosecutors Say Children Fought Back As They Were Drowned In Tub [Video]

Sheborah Thomas, a mother from Houston, Texas, reportedly did the unthinkable last Friday. On August 12, the 30-year-old picked her two kids up from daycare as usual. She brought them home and even cooked for them and fed them dinner. She drew them a bath. Then, according to reports, Texas mother Sheborah Thomas drowned her kids, one at a time, then hid their lifeless bodies under her neighbor’s home.

Disturbing new details emerged in the case of Texas mother Sheborah Thomas on Monday, reports Chron. That is when prosecutors laid out their case against her in court, where they were briefing a judge about their intent to charge Sheborah Thomas with two counts of capital murder, both enhanced because they involve the killing of a child under 10-years-old.

As prosecutors mentioned during their briefing, Texas mother Sheborah Thomas allegedly chose a slow, terrifying way to end her young children’s lives. Drowning takes minutes, not seconds, and according to documents filed in the case of the Texas mother, she was methodical and callous as she carried out her deadly plans.

After dinner last Friday, Texas mother Sheborah Thomas reportedly filled her bathtub with water and brought her children in one at a time to end their lives. According to prosecutors, Sheborah Thomas began her killing spree with her daughter, 5-year-old Kahana Thomas. According to the probable cause statement, Sheborah Thomas held her tiny daughter’s head under water for the many minutes it took to end her life. Then, she laid the little girl out on a bed before calling her son, 7-year-old Oraylyn “Ray Ray” Thomas, into the bathroom.

“She grabbed (the daughter) by the head and forced her underneath the water until she stopped moving. After she wasn’t moving and she wasn’t breathing, she took the body out of the water and placed her in the bedroom.”

Prosecutors told the devastating story of Ray Ray’s death to the court on Monday. According to their reports, the little boy struggled desperately against his mother as she allegedly forced his head under the water and held it there. He is believed to have grabbed her hand and tried to remove it as he fought for his life. After holding her son’s face underwater for the several minutes it took to kill him, Texas mother Sheborah Thomas laid him out on the bed next to his dead sister.

According to multiple reports, after both kids were dead, Sheborah Thomas wrapped their bodies in a sheet and threw them in the trashcan like discarded garbage.

At the time of the unthinkably tragic killings, Sheborah Thomas’ 12-year-old child was reportedly away from home with his father, a fact that likely saved his life.

After killing her two young children, Texas mother Sheborah Thomas reportedly dug a hole in her own backyard to hide the bodies. However, she ultimately chose to hide their corpses underneath a neighbor’s house instead, according to a report by the New York Daily News.

Following the alleged capital murder of her two kids, Sheborah Thomas reportedly remained calm and repeatedly told her neighbor she had killed the children. Initially, the neighbor thought that the Texas mother was putting him on when she told him the story as she packed her things to move out of her home. Eventually, however, he realized that she was telling him the unthinkable truth. That was when he drove to a local police department and reported the crime to authorities. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, they found the Texas mother to be incredibly calm and aloof. They also found the dead bodies of Sheborah Thomas’ children exactly where she said they’d be.

“She was so matter of fact about it, he didn’t think she was serious. He thought she was joking.”

Neighbors report that Texas mother Sheborah Thomas had been very distraught about something having to do with her children over the previous week. In fact, according to her neighbors, the situation had gotten so bad that Sheborah Thomas had reportedly contacted Child Protective Services, who allegedly came to the house to interview the kids just the day before she allegedly murdered them. At least one neighbor reports that he thought about calling authorities on Thomas because he feared she might hurt her children. Sadly, he will now be haunted forever by the fact that he chose not to do so.

Neighbors don’t know the exact nature of the child protective service visits, and the State of Texas is not divulging any details related to the case.

Reportedly, Sheborah Thomas and her family had only lived at the residence for a few months. However, during that time, police had been called to the residence on multiple occasions.

At this point, neighbors and family members are still in shock after hearing the news of the devastating crime, and even Sheborah Thomas’ family doesn’t want to see her spared if she’s convicted of the crime of killing her young kids.

While prosecutors appeared in court on Monday to brief the judge in the case of Texas mother Sheborah Thomas, Thomas herself has not yet appeared in court to be officially arraigned. That is expected to happen sometime on Tuesday. She is currently being held without bond, and if she is officially charged with two counts of capital murder as expected, it is highly unlikely that she will be able to bond out of custody before her trial.

In Texas, a capital murder conviction carries the possibility of the death penalty.

Sheborah Thomas isn’t the only Texas mother to be accused of heartlessly drowning her children. In 2001, Texas mother Andrea Yates also drowned her five children in a bathtub. In the notorious Yates case, she was originally convicted of the murder of her five children and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. She later appealed her conviction and was found not guilty by reason of insanity and sentenced instead to a Texas psychiatric hospital.

While many are currently questioning the mental health of Texas mother Sheborah Thomas, it is far too early to determine if she might be suffering from a psychological disorder.

[Image via Houston Police Department]