Florida Mom Shoots, Kills Teenage Children For Talking Back
POSTED: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 5:17pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:48am
TAMPA, FLA— A Florida woman was ordered held without bail after investigators said she killed her two teenage children for back-talking.
Julie Powers Schenecker, 50, made her first court appearance in court on Monday.
Police said Schenecker shot her 13-year-old son, Beau, in the head twice for “talking back” as they drive Thursday evening. Schenecker then drove home, police said, and shot her 16-year-old daughter Calyx in the face as she was doing homework at her computer.
Schenecker's mother called police Friday morning saying she was concerned for Schenecker's welfare because she was depressed. Officers found Schenecker covered in blood outside her home in the backyard.
Schenecker's husband is a Colonel in the U.S. Army and is currently serving in the Middle East.