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New trial date for Julie Schenecker, New Tampa mother accused of killing teenage kids

TAMPA — A judge on Friday delayed the trial date for Julie Schenecker, the New Tampa woman accused of fatally shooting her two children in 2011.

Hillsborough Circuit Judge Emmett Lamar Battles granted a defense motion to postpone the trial, which had been scheduled to begin later this year, until April 28, 2014.

Prosecutors did not object. The trial is expected to last four weeks, attorneys said.

Defense lawyers had argued they needed more time to review computer evidence in the case and depose expert witnesses who are expected to testify on Schenecker's mental state.

Schenecker, 52, is charged with first-degree murder in the shootings of her teenage children, Calyx and Beau.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, and Schenecker's attorneys plan to pursue an insanity defense.

Julie Schenecker appears in the court of circuit judge Emmett Lamar Battles for a status hearing Friday in Tampa. Schenecker, 52, is charged with first-degree murder in the shootings of her teenage children, Calyx and Beau; her trial is scheduled to start April 28. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, and Schenecker’s attorneys plan to pursue an insanity defense. To see more, go to Links in Today’s Times at tampabay.com.

EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times

Julie Schenecker appears in the court of circuit judge Emmett Lamar Battles for a status hearing Friday in Tampa. Schenecker, 52, is charged with first-degree murder in the shootings of her teenage children, Calyx and Beau; her trial is scheduled to start April 28. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, and Schenecker’s attorneys plan to pursue an insanity defense. To see more, go to Links in Today’s Times at tampabay.com.

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