Police: Tampa Mom Covered Children's Dead Bodies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tampa, FL (AP) - A newly released court document says a Tampa
mother covered the bodies of her teenage children with blankets
after shooting them in the head, then went to sleep on the back
porch.

A search warrant affidavit filed with the court Tuesday said
officers who went to the home for a welfare check Friday morning
found 50-year-old Julie Schenecker unconscious on the screened back
porch with dried blood on her white robe.

They found the body of her 16-year-old daughter, Calyx, in a bed
upstairs and the body of her 13-year-old son, Beau, in a van in the
garage. She told detectives she had shot both for being "mouthy"
and talking back.

Schenecker admitted she shot her son in the van, then killed her
daughter while she sat at a computer.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Kate on Feb 2, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    You know, my kids were "mouthy" too when they were teenagers. It didn't make me kill them, it just made me work harder at curing that mouthiness. This woman has some serious issues. A lot of people try to hide behind the "I just snapped" defense. I don't believe that one. She bought a gun just days earlier, and used it. If she covered her kids up after she killed them, I don't think she's that crazy, just ashamed of her crime. If she is evaluated and found to be competent, then she will do state time. And amongst inmates, child killing is still one of the taboos that they don't tolerate. Life in prison won't be easy for her. I wouldn't want to be in her shoes right about now.
  • by lil mama Location: perry fl on Feb 1, 2011 at 06:45 PM
    ok here is some one eles that is going to try to say that something in her head made her do it and sit in jail for a couple of years and get out...man what is this world comming to...there is a lot of people out there that need our LORD In there life
  • by Tom Location: TLH on Feb 1, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    Who wants to bet she gets away with it?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 at 04:43 PM
    OM... I pray God has mercy on her cause she needs it
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