Hamshire woman murdered in front of children

James Martin Chaney

Two children are without their mother after police say a Hamshire man shot her multiple times in the 156000 block of Heckaman Loop in Hamshire, Texas.

According to a press release, at approximately 10:44 a.m., a man advised police his next door neighbor had just come to the front door and admitted to shooting his girlfriend. 

Jefferson County Sheriff spokesman Rod Carroll said the suspect tried to give his children, twins around three years old, to his neighbor who locked the door and called 911, shaken at the sight of the man's bloodied children.

"It scared the hell out him," Carroll said. 

Police were able to track the suspect — a man they later identified as James Martin Chaney, 44, of Hamshire — to a local gas station where he was taken into custody without incident. Chaney's two children were found inside the vehicle unharmed. 

Police later found the children's mother, Tina Gail Aubey, 42, of Hamshire, deceased inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds. 

Chaney was arraigned Friday, May 24 and is currently in the Jefferson County Jail on a $2 million bond.