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Police: Tampa Mom Described Plan as a 'Massacre'

Associated Press

February 08, 2011

TAMPA – Police say the Tampa mom accused of killing her teenage son and daughter wrote a note before the shootings in which she referred to her plan as a “massacre.”

Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker bought a .38-caliber revolver the weekend before the shootings. Tampa Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy told the St. Petersburg Times the mother also noted that the three-day waiting period to take a gun home would “delay the massacre.”

Police have said Schenecker shot her children, 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau, for being “mouthy.” She is charged with first-degree murder but her arraignment has not yet been scheduled.

Her husband, Army Col. Parker Schenecker, is in Fort Worth, Texas, for Tuesday’s funeral for the children.


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  • Michael8a_max50

    MP_RJD

    over 3 years ago

    28 Comments

    So the Colonel is busy leading troops, planning missions, probably getting ready for another deployment to some hell-hole country, and his wife is so grateful that she destroys the two remaining shining jewels in his life. With the horrors the COL has seen already in his tours, I am sure he can think of a way to dispose of his soon to be ex-wife.

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    OlympicJoy

    over 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Dear God how horrible. It is beyond me how anyone could possibly be so messed up. Death penalty is definitely needed here.

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    canemah

    over 3 years ago

    136 Comments

    If this doesn't qualify for the death penalty, what does? And I would give the Colonel the first option on pulling the trigger or pushing the button. I hope he has good family or friends. He's going to be needing them.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Florida has leathal injection for the death penalty, and she needs to be "needled" to death .............

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    els98

    over 3 years ago

    474 Comments

    Good Lord what is wrong with some of these mothers out there!!! Rest in peace you poor babies and God be with their father.

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    gumby63857

    over 3 years ago

    2234 Comments

    That woman is off her freakin' rocker...she need to be locked up permanently...

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23294 Comments

    I am surprised no one saw this coming. This is so sad. Schenecker needs a date with the devil.

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    jprs89

    over 3 years ago

    516 Comments

    This is how she uses the rights that her own husband fights to protect........my prayers go out to him.

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    atr001

    over 3 years ago

    146 Comments

    what the hell was she thinking! throw her in the ocean...near sharks

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    No insanity plea here, she planned it out! Just because you were their mother did not give you the right to kill them for talking back.
    They were Gods children and you will pay for taking them before their time.
    She needs to be put down like the sick animal that she is.
    My prayers are also with Col. Schenecker.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Dump her sorry butt in the landfill and run over her a few times with the compactor, making it very painfull.

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    stevemaynard

    over 3 years ago

    164 Comments

    My prayers are with Col. Schenecker.

  • Cpu_2010_max50

    Kinder_mapp

    over 3 years ago

    4160 Comments

    BUMP Ironpig.

  • Big_bad_pig_max50

    Ironpig

    over 3 years ago

    760 Comments

    Should have used it on herself!

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    She is not legally insane as she knew this was wrong and THAT is the defining factor for insanity. She is a vicious individual and she needs to be destroyed for her actions. We know the who, how and why of this terrible crime and nothing else can be learned from it so....take her sorry a$$ out back and put a bullet in her head at the base of her brain. Then allow her husband the option of doing what he wants with the body from burning it in place to burying it.

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