Skip to comments.Army officer's wife killed teen children because they were 'mouthy,' Tampa authorities say
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.
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.
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Guess I was lucky. My Parents just knocked me on my ass when I got mouthy.
She looks like Sarah Jessica Parker.
Totally guilty. Inject her
God, what a ugly raving lunatic.
Prayers for the poor kids and her husband.
My screen must be mess up. That woman looks 70 to me.
They need to take this bitch out and tie her to a tree then skin her alive.
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.
Palin, what you have you done this time?
Those poor kids, never had a chance with that for a mother.
>> 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.
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.
>> My screen must be mess up. That woman looks 70 to me.
That’s a body without a soul.
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.
inject the psycho bitch. But of course,,,,you know they won’t. After all, she was “depressed”.
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,,,
Ah, yes... 50th or 60th trimester terminations... Didn’t a famous person recently say, “Government should not intrude on private family matters?”
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)
Please don’t feel sorry for these people, they know what they’re doing.
And the press will blame the husband.
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.
God have mercy on this family. What suffering she has set into motion.
LOL! Good to see you lurking. My best to getting some of those bailing hay, yet it’s a different time. :^)
Oops... Baling Hay.....
Looks like the face of a meth user.
“Daaaaaad, that’s NOT FUNNY!”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
BINGO!.....that's were I've seen that look before.
Not personally in the mirror mind you.
Late term abortion!
She may never see the inside of a jail cell.
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
I brought you into this world.....
When it comes to setting the guilty free and persecuting the innocent, never underestimate the lawyers and court system.
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.
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.
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.
“I cant 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.
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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.
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.
I can’t even imagine the agony that poor man must be suffering right now.