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Army officer's wife killed teen children because they were 'mouthy,' Tampa authorities say
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11:47 a.m. EST, January 29, 2011

Posted on 01/29/2011 10:33:39 PM PST by Red Steel

The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy will not appear in court Saturday because she's being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition.

Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General Hospital shortly after midnight Saturday to be treated for a medical condition that existed before she was taken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies — who oversee jail inmates — said they could not reveal Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws.

An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son twice in the head in the family car "for talking back" as she drove him to soccer practice. The report said Schenecker then drove to their upscale home and shot her daughter in the face inside the home.

Schenecker's mother called police Friday morning and told them she was concerned after her daughter had sent an e-mail saying she was depressed. Officers found Schenecker drenched in blood on her back porch — and after they saw the teens, the scene was so troubling that a stress team was called to counsel the responding officers, a police spokeswoman said.

Calyx, the girl, was 16 and a cross-country running star at her high school. The 13-year-old son, Beau, was in eighth grade.

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Schenecker's husband, Parker Schenecker, is a career Army officer attached to U.S. Central Command in Tampa. He was working in the Middle East when the shootings happened.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
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"Julie Powers Schenecker, 50, is lead away from the Tampa Police Department, Friday, January 28, 2011 in Tampa, Florida."
1 posted on 01/29/2011 10:33:43 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Guess I was lucky. My Parents just knocked me on my ass when I got mouthy.


2 posted on 01/29/2011 10:40:32 PM PST by TomServo
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To: Red Steel

She looks like Sarah Jessica Parker.

Totally guilty. Inject her


3 posted on 01/29/2011 10:41:15 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: Red Steel
God help the family. This is horrible.

/johnny

4 posted on 01/29/2011 10:43:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red Steel

God, what a ugly raving lunatic.
Prayers for the poor kids and her husband.


5 posted on 01/29/2011 10:43:10 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Red Steel

My screen must be mess up. That woman looks 70 to me.


6 posted on 01/29/2011 10:45:12 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Red Steel

They need to take this bitch out and tie her to a tree then skin her alive.


7 posted on 01/29/2011 10:46:10 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Red Steel

Good grief. Hopefully CENTCOM assigns this guy a casualty officer for a couple days. If I was his CO, I’m not sure if I’d leave him alone. I sure wouldn’t let him stay in that house by himself.


8 posted on 01/29/2011 10:48:36 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Red Steel

Palin, what you have you done this time?


9 posted on 01/29/2011 10:52:06 PM PST by americanophile ("The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." - George Washington)
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To: Red Steel

psycho b*tch.

Those poor kids, never had a chance with that for a mother.


10 posted on 01/29/2011 10:52:59 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Red Steel

>> the scene was so troubling that a stress team was called to counsel the responding officers, a police spokeswoman said.

No doubt. The story freaks me out. This is among the worst of crimes - the ultimate betrayal.

I can’t imagine the suffering the father and Grandmother are experiencing.


11 posted on 01/29/2011 10:54:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: BigCinBigD

and then shoot her in the face, but hold the gun there for a while just so she gets to feel what her kids felt when she slaughtered them.


12 posted on 01/29/2011 10:55:05 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: 240B

>> My screen must be mess up. That woman looks 70 to me.

That’s a body without a soul.


13 posted on 01/29/2011 10:56:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Red Steel
Schenecker's mother called police Friday morning and told them she was concerned after her daughter had sent an e-mail saying she was depressed.

Was she taking some kind of medication?
I understand a lot of people who suffer from depression, or other mental maladies, get benefits from various psychotropic drugs -- but it also seems that many of these mass murderers (e.g., Columbine) were taking psychotropic medication.
Yes, the mother deserves the death penalty (Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.), but I have to feel for all involved with mental illnesses - the sick person, as well as their family. No one really knows how to treat the ailment. They throw various drugs at it - and they adjust the doses and treatment based on trial and error responses. Some are successfully treated ... others end up killing themselves, or worse... Just very sad.

14 posted on 01/29/2011 11:04:50 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Red Steel

inject the psycho bitch. But of course,,,,you know they won’t. After all, she was “depressed”.


15 posted on 01/29/2011 11:10:34 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Red Steel

Just wait,,,it’ll be a few years, but we’ll eventually be treated to an exclusive interview from prison someday where she says shes soooooooo sorry,,,, blah blah blah,,,


16 posted on 01/29/2011 11:19:14 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Red Steel

Ah, yes... 50th or 60th trimester terminations... Didn’t a famous person recently say, “Government should not intrude on private family matters?”


17 posted on 01/29/2011 11:31:50 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: Red Steel

No one just snaps like this - there is either a brain injury, or drugs of some sort involved. She looks awful. She’ll want to die once she’s aware of what she’s done. (This doesn’t mean she’s not accountable for her actions, but there has to be more to it)


18 posted on 01/29/2011 11:39:20 PM PST by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: El Cid

Please don’t feel sorry for these people, they know what they’re doing.


19 posted on 01/29/2011 11:54:05 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: DesertRhino

And the press will blame the husband.


20 posted on 01/29/2011 11:58:00 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Red Steel

Just when you thought you’ve heard it all something like this comes along that leaves you without words....

I can’t imagine this teenage girl being a problem. It takes hard work, dedication, and discipline to be a runner. Most girls that I know that compete in track are not mouthy. It’s usually lazy kids or kids who have loud MOUTHY PARENTS that are mouthy.

What a tragedy.


21 posted on 01/30/2011 12:05:14 AM PST by dupree
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To: Red Steel

God have mercy on this family. What suffering she has set into motion.


22 posted on 01/30/2011 12:12:32 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Red Steel
Father of Three Mouthy Teen Age Boys ping to be printed out and posted on fridge.


23 posted on 01/30/2011 12:28:00 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

LOL! Good to see you lurking. My best to getting some of those bailing hay, yet it’s a different time. :^)


24 posted on 01/30/2011 12:32:15 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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Oops... Baling Hay.....


25 posted on 01/30/2011 12:34:43 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: porter_knorr
or drugs of some sort involved

Looks like the face of a meth user.

26 posted on 01/30/2011 1:00:56 AM PST by PAR35
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To: nathanbedford

“Daaaaaad, that’s NOT FUNNY!”


27 posted on 01/30/2011 1:07:25 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Red Steel

If it were up to me she would be tried and executed within one weeks time. I have no interest in knowing about her mental derangement and motivations. But it won’t happen that way. Millions of dollars will be blown trying her and bringing in expert witnesses. She has just ensured steady paychecks for a lot of people in our justice establishment


28 posted on 01/30/2011 1:17:47 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: DesertRhino
inject the psycho bitch. But of course,,,,you know they won’t. After all, she was “depressed”.

Yes, the liberal ladies on 'The View' and 'Oprah' will be grimly nodding their heads in "understanding", like they did with that mother who drowned her kids in the bathtub a few years back, and wondering who let this poor woman down; who let her get so depressed she would do such a terrible thing...

And anyway, it's Bush's fault for sending the husband off to the Middle East and leaving the poor woman all by herself to deal with not one but TWO mouthy teenagers.

Pray for America.

29 posted on 01/30/2011 1:22:14 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dupree

In my heart of hearts, I think mom was the problem, not the kids.

I can’t imagine any drug that can dull the line between right and wrong.

Only a person with no soul can do what she did.


30 posted on 01/30/2011 2:02:30 AM PST by derllak
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To: Red Steel
Calyx and Beau?

Someone wasn't totally wrapped when they picked these names!

I suspect that this was never a well balanced household, lots of screaming and little real communication.

She will pull off an insanity plea and the gun grabbers will love her.

31 posted on 01/30/2011 2:21:27 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: All

Our 6YO was seriously acting yesterday when we were eating lunch at a local restaurant and I raised my voice for the first time at her in public. I still feel guilty about it.
Then we got home and read this story soon after.
I’m not sure there is anything my kids could do that would put me in a place where something like what this person did seems possible.

It’s a sick world, and the more our fellow man moves away from God and worships themselves instead, the more we’ll see incidents like this. God help us.


32 posted on 01/30/2011 2:50:18 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: PAR35
“or drugs of some sort involved
Looks like the face of a meth user.”

BINGO!.....that's were I've seen that look before.

Not personally in the mirror mind you.

33 posted on 01/30/2011 3:14:48 AM PST by Puckster
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To: Red Steel

Late term abortion!


34 posted on 01/30/2011 3:22:05 AM PST by the_daug
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To: Red Steel
On a serious note, this woman appears to be in the middle of some sort of psychotic episode.

She may never see the inside of a jail cell.

35 posted on 01/30/2011 4:22:22 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Red Steel
Both were killed with a .38-caliber pistol. The arrest affidavit said the weapon was purchased five days earlier.

Guess that 3 day waiting period sure worked out. / S

A insanity plea is out the window if she bought a gun 8 days before she murdered her children

36 posted on 01/30/2011 4:52:19 AM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Red Steel

I brought you into this world.....


37 posted on 01/30/2011 5:14:06 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Red Steel
Guys, unless you were kidnapped as a child and held in a cave on the Afghan-Paki border well past puberty and the only females you came into contact with were of the goat variety......
You are hereby and forever prohibited from using the excuse "I didn't know the B!+@# was crazy...."
38 posted on 01/30/2011 5:17:32 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Popman

When it comes to setting the guilty free and persecuting the innocent, never underestimate the lawyers and court system.


39 posted on 01/30/2011 5:41:49 AM PST by sport
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To: El Cid

Very rarely do you have problems while taking the drugs, but miss doses or try to wean yourself off is they the problems start. It could take months to get off of those drugs and it needs to be done under a Doctors care.


40 posted on 01/30/2011 6:07:16 AM PST by panthermom
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Calyx (botany), the sepals of a flower; Calyx (fictional moon)

There are pics of the children at the news source. The girl was beautiful. The boy was handsome. Brings tears to the eyes. Demolishing two wonderful, innocent, newly-flowering miraculous productive and fruitful lives. There is no earthly punishment that can atone for what this evil, wicked beast of a woman has done.

http://www2.tbo.com/exposure/ar/0/339/2011/01 /28/94845_calyx_schenecker.jpg

41 posted on 01/30/2011 7:06:55 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: 4Runner

They better make sure that father and husband never gets anywhere near that wife and mother ever again. He’s liable to off her, then himself.


42 posted on 01/30/2011 7:16:20 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: derllak

“I can’t imagine any drug that can dull the line between right and wrong.

Only a person with no soul can do what she did.”

I’ve thought for a long time, that using certain kinds of drugs literally steals or releases, if you will, the soul.


43 posted on 01/30/2011 7:24:27 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Red Steel
Here's her Facebook page and some of the things she was interested in on FB:

Julie Powers Schenecker

UNI Athletics, Tabasco, Prairie Dog Divers, The Cheesecake Factory, spwilson art, Project AWARE Foundation, Wyland Foundation, Bayern Munich, MyCalendar, Click "like" if you love your son!, Lowering the music when looking for a street address so i can see better, OXI CLEAN, USAG Ansbach, I can't hear you, so ill just laugh and hope it wasn't a question, Turn Facebook Pink For 1 Week For Breast Cancer Awareness, GoLikeUs, Being Conservative, Hi welcome to Hollister, Would you like a flashlight?, If you hurt my daughter I will make your death look like an accident. (:

I know this won't be popular, and I'm usually the hang 'em high type, but I feel horrible for this family (the mom included). From outward appearances it seems like they had it all--nice home, successful kids. What a mystery about what caused her to do this. Incredibly sad.

44 posted on 01/30/2011 3:49:52 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

It’s hard to believe that is the same woman pictured in the news story.

The references to her son and daughter in her Facebook blog are unnerving.

I feel so bad for the father of these kids, over in the Middle East, and then called aside to be given this news.

She bought the gun ahead of time just a few days ago...this was not spontaneous...she should have called for assistance from her Family Liason Officer or her mother.

Prayers for the Father especially, but all of the family who will be riddled with guilt.


45 posted on 01/30/2011 4:24:33 PM PST by happygrl
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To: happygrl

Prayers sent.

I can’t even imagine the agony that poor man must be suffering right now.


46 posted on 01/31/2011 4:10:50 PM PST by sarasmom
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