Wednesday, October 17, 2018
News Roundup

Julie Schenecker's trial in children's slayings set for Oct. 7 in Hillsborough County

TAMPA — Julie Schenecker, the New Tampa mother charged with fatally shooting her two teenage children in 2011, has a trial date.

Hillsborough Circuit Judge Ashley Moody set Oct. 7 as the start of the death penalty case.

At a brief hearing Thursday, the judge asked lawyers to present a schedule by the end of January for making public 1.4 million data files taken from the Schenecker family's home computers.

Prosecutors say Julie Schenecker shot her two children, Calyx and Beau, on Jan. 27, 2011. She is accused of shooting her 13-year-old son on a Thursday evening after driving him home from soccer practice. Then she walked upstairs and shot her 16-year-old daughter in the back of the head as she did homework, police said.

Schenecker, who has a long history of mental illness, told police she was tired of them talking back to her.

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