Slain Florida Teen Remembered By Graduating Classmates

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The classmates of slain Tampa teenager Calyx Schenecker plan to wear wristbands honoring her at their high school graduation ceremony.

Calyx was slain along with her 13-year-old brother Beau in 2011. Their mother Julie Schenecker is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Calyx's friends at King High School in Tampa remember her as a thoughtful, brilliant and artistic girl. They tell The Tampa Tribune that they'll wear wristbands in her memory at their June 4 graduation.

Senior Tatiana McHenry says the joy of graduating is tempered by thoughts "about the things we would be doing together at this time, how excited we would be for one another."

Julie Schenecker's trial is scheduled for October. Her attorneys plan to use an insanity defense. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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