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Mother kills her two children after they talked back to her

By Mason White 5:47 AM March 20, 2013
Julie Schenecker 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested and charged with murder related charges after killing her children because they talked back to her, according to Tampa police reports in Florida.

Now, the mother accused of killing her two teenage children because they were mouthy was hospitalized, delaying her first scheduled court appearance.

Julie Schenecker, 50, was arrested Friday when police, responding to a call from a concerned relative, found her covered in blood on the back porch of her house.

The woman allegedly confessed to the officers on the scene that she had killed her 13-year-old son and then her daughter, 16-years-old, for being mouthy.

Police said that Schenecker shot her son in the face while on the way to soccer practice, and then went to the family home in north Tampa, where she shot her daughter in the back of the head, while the teenage student was sitting at her computer.

“I think we will never understand how or why a mother could take the lives of her children,” police spokesperson Laura McElroy, said. “That was the only reason she told detectives at the scene,” she added.

Schenecker’s daughter, Calyx, 16, was found in an upstairs bedroom, and Beau, 13, was found in a van in the garage, McElroy said.
Both children had been shot with a .38 caliber pistol that police believe had been bought five days earlier.

The woman also wrote a note saying that her children talk back to her and were mouthy. She was charged with two counts of first degree murder.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view