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1150156 2999-04-26 00:00:00.0 UTC 2999-04-25T20:00:00.000-04:00 2011-02-07 20:23:16.0 UTC 2011-02-07T15:23:16.000-05:00 tampa-palms-mother-called-plan-a-massacre-police-say Published 2011-02-08 12:59:05.0 UTC 2011-02-08T07:59:05.000-05:00 news/courts/criminal DTI 71806362 TAMPA — Before the shooting deaths of her son and daughter, police say Julie Powers Schenecker referred to her plan as a "massacre." In a note she wrote before the Jan. 27 shooting, Schenecker mentioned the three-day waiting period required to take home a gun. According to Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy, Schenecker said it would "delay the massacre." Schenecker bought the .38-caliber revolver on a Saturday and used it the following Thursday, according to an arrest report. It's unclear where she bought the gun. Police have not released that detail. None of the gun shop managers contacted by the St. Petersburg Times acknowledged a purchase. Some said they checked their records as soon as they heard about the killings and found she had not purchased it there. Officers discovered the scene Jan. 28 after getting a concerned call from Schenecker's mother in Texas, who said she had gotten an e-mail in which her daughter sounded depressed. Police found Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13, each shot twice in the head and covered with a blanket. Schenecker remains in an infirmary at a Hillsborough County jail without bail, charged with first-degree murder. Late last week, she had a video conference with her first and only family visitors: her parents and siblings. Her arraignment has not been scheduled. Her husband, Army Col. Parker Schenecker, will be in Fort Worth, Texas, today for funeral services. In a release the family sent Sunday, they referred to Calyx as "a model student, a published artist, a truly devoted friend and a tenacious athlete." They said Beau's "amazing intuition, empathy for others and sense of humor made him stand head and shoulders above the rest." Alexandra Zayas can be reached at azayas@sptimes.com or (813) 226-3354. By Alexandra Zayas, Times Staff Writer Hillsborough,News,Courts,breaking-news,Criminal,Schenecker Tampa Palms mother called plan a 'massacre,' police say AZAYASN A note said waiting for a gun would &quot;delay the massacre,&quot; police say. 4STB Main dhvr5 dhvr5 Mother wrote about killings Tampa 3 schenecker020811.4st Mother wrote about killings 2011-02-08 05:00:00.0 UTC 2011-02-08T00:00:00.000-05:00 Full report: <a href="/specials/2011/photo_galleries/schenecker/">Photos, experts' analysis, previous stories</a> # false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2011/02/07/71806362-tampa-palms-mother-called-plan-a-massacre-police-say StaffArticle news,courtsCourtsnews,courts,criminalCriminal CourtsTAMPA — Before the shooting deaths of her son and daughter, police say Julie Powers Schenecker referred to her plan as a "massacre."Hillsborough,News,Courts,breaking-news,Criminal,ScheneckerHillsborough,News,Courts,breaking-news,Criminal,ScheneckerAlexandra Zayas 380983 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:42:22.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:42:22.000-04:00 alexandra-zayas published Alexandra Zayas <p>Alexandra Zayas won the 2013 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and was a finalist in the Pulitzer Prize for her three-part series <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/faccca">"In God's Name,"</a> which uncovered abuse at unlicensed religious children's homes across Florida. A reporter on the <i>Tampa Bay Times'</i> investigations team, Zayas graduated from the University of Miami and has written for the <i>Miami Herald</i> and the <i>Star Tribune</i> in Minneapolis. She joined the <i>Times</i> in 2005, and lives in Seminole Heights. She has taught classes at the Poynter Institute about finding and telling untold stories.</p><p>She's always looking for ideas.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33746487 Alexandra Zayas won the 2013 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and was a finalist in the Pulitzer Prize for her three-part series "In God's Name," which uncovered abuse at unlicensed religious children's homes across Florida. A reporter on the Tampa Bay Times' investigations team, Zayas graduated from the University of Miami and has written for the Miami Herald and the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. She joined the Times in 2005, and lives in Seminole Heights. She has taught classes at the Poynter Institute about finding and telling untold stories. She's always looking for ideas. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8413</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:azayas@tampabay.com ">azayas@tampabay.com</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexandraZayas">@AlexandraZayas</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2012/10/Alexandra_Zayas_wp.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33746487-alexandra-zayas AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:42:22.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:42:22.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ALEXANDRA ZAYAS</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2285564 2016-07-15 18:23:11.0 UTC 1 Month Ago justice-department-to-review-police-response-to-massacre-at-pulse news/publicsafety/crime Justice Department to review police response to massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando StaffArticle 2276829 2016-05-15 13:00:00.0 UTC 3 Months Ago tampa-bay-walmarts-get-thousands-of-police-calls-you-paid-the-bill news/publicsafety Tampa Bay Walmarts get thousands of police calls. You paid the bill. StaffArticle 2289334 2016-08-12 21:59:42.0 UTC 2 Weeks Ago ferry-plan-calls-to-mind-tampa-bays-steamship-past news/humaninterest Ferry plan calls to mind Tampa Bay's steamship past StaffArticle <p> TAMPA — Before the shooting deaths of her son and daughter, police say Julie Powers Schenecker referred to her plan as a &quot;massacre.&quot; </p> <p> In a note she wrote before the Jan. 27 shooting, Schenecker mentioned the three-day waiting period required to take home a gun. According to Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy, Schenecker said it would &quot;delay the massacre.&quot; </p> <p> Schenecker bought the .38-caliber revolver on a Saturday and used it the following Thursday, according to an arrest report. </p> <p> It's unclear where she bought the gun. Police have not released that detail. None of the gun shop managers contacted by the <i>St. Petersburg Times </i>acknowledged a purchase. Some said they checked their records as soon as they heard about the killings and found she had not purchased it there. </p> <p> Officers discovered the scene Jan. 28 after getting a concerned call from Schenecker's mother in Texas, who said she had gotten an e-mail in which her daughter sounded depressed. </p> <p> Police found Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13, each shot twice in the head and covered with a blanket. Schenecker remains in an infirmary at a Hillsborough County jail without bail, charged with first-degree murder. </p> <p> Late last week, she had a video conference with her first and only family visitors: her parents and siblings. </p> <p> Her arraignment has not been scheduled. </p> <p> Her husband, Army Col. Parker Schenecker, will be in Fort Worth, Texas, today for funeral services. </p> <p> In a release the family sent Sunday, they referred to Calyx as &quot;a model student, a published artist, a truly devoted friend and a tenacious athlete.&quot; They said Beau's &quot;amazing intuition, empathy for others and sense of humor made him stand head and shoulders above the rest.&quot; </p> <p> <i>Alexandra Zayas can be reached at azayas@sptimes.com or </i> <i>(813) 226-3354.</i> </p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:54:56