A Henderson County woman accused of killing her two daughters has been indicted for the crimes.
A Henderson County grand jury returned indictments against Sarah Nicole Henderson for multiple charges, including two counts of capital murder of a child under 10 years of age, attempted murder and assault on a public servant, according to a news release from the Henderson County district attorney’s office.
A district court judge set her bonds at $1 million each on the two capital cases along with $50,000 each on the other two.
Henderson was arrested on Nov. 2 at her home in Mabank for the murders of her two young daughters, ages 5 and 7, by shooting them in the head. It was also alleged that she attempted to shoot her husband as well, resulting in the attempted murder charge, according to the news release.
The assault on a public servant charge arose two days later while Henderson was being held in the Henderson County Jail. She is accused of striking a detention officer while he was attempting to release her from restraints.
The cases have been assigned to the 392nd District Court, presided over by Judge Scott McKee, who has set the cases for formal arraignment and a pretrial management conference for Friday.
Generally, the court will ensure that Henderson understands the nature of the charges against her, that her name is spelled correctly in the indictments, and receive her plea to the charges.
The pretrial management conference will be for the purpose of setting out dates and timelines for not only additional pretrial and status conference hearings leading to the trial date, but also discovery compliance, evidentiary matters, the state’s election as to punishment regarding the death penalty, and other issues.