Julie Powers Schenecker Shot Her Children

What a horrible story.  A Florida woman bought a 38 caliber pistol and shot her son in the face on the drive to soccer practice.  Her reason?  He was mouthing off to her.  She then drove to her home and found her daughter studying and she shot her in the face.

A Florida mom was hospitalized a day after she allegedly shot her two children because they were “mouthy and talked back.”

Julie Powers Schenecker, a 50-year-old wife of a US Army Colonel in Tampa, was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder on Friday.

Authorities told the Tampa Tribune that she was shaking uncontrollably and after being booked was taken to the jail’s medical ward for observation.

Her first court appearance was postponed.

Police told the newspaper they received a call early Friday from Schenecker’s mother who was concerned that she couldn’t reach her daughter and believed she was depressed.

What they discovered next shocked the quiet Tampa suburb where the Scheneckers lived.

Police alleged that Schenecker bought a .38-caliber revolver five days before the murders. According to an arrest affidavit, she shot her 13-year-old son, Beau, on their way to soccer practice for “talking back.” She then allegedly drove to their home and shot her 16-year-old daughter, Carlyx, in the face.

Her husband, Parker Schenecker, was working in the Middle East when the shootings happened.

What was interesting to me is that she is being portrayed as the wife of a military man…but according to the father, Parker Schenecker- she was also in the military.  50 year old Julie apparently was a “Russian 97E”.  That means she was a translator in the military.

What a sad story.  I mean, everyone said she was a nice lady.  She fit in.  She loved her kids.  How did she go from loving mother to psychotic killer?

Sad story.


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