TAMPA — Is she insane?
Julie Shenecker, with 20 years of medical records that detail a struggle against a variety of severe mental illnesses, killed her own teen children. She shot them, as she wrote, in the "mouthy mouth," covered them with blankets, manipulated her daughter's lifeless lips into a smile. …
TAMPA — A jury took less than two hours Thursday evening to find Julie Schenecker guilty of murdering her two teenage children three years ago by shooting them at close range in the head and mouth.
TAMPA — The bar for criminal insanity is high in Florida, and Julie Schenecker, the New Tampa woman accused of killing her teenage children in 2011, hasn't met it, three mental health experts testified Wednesday.
TAMPA — Sitting straight-backed on the witness stand three years after his ex-wife killed their children, Parker Schenecker recalled the tough love he had offered her.
TAMPA — The day she bought the gun she would use to kill her children, Julie Schenecker woke up a little less depressed than usual. She would later tell a psychiatrist that she'd had her first clear thought in weeks: She would shoot herself and her two teenagers, and they would all go to heaven together.
TAMPA — A New Tampa woman accused of murdering her teenage children brought her trial to a halt on Friday, shouting at her former psychiatrist as he testified he had repeatedly warned her against mixing alcohol with the mood-stabilizing medications she was supposed to be taking.
TAMPA — Without ever taking the witness stand, Julie Schenecker told a jury and a courtroom full of family members on Wednesday that she'd planned to kill her children three years ago.
TAMPA — Three years ago, as he was preparing to travel overseas, former Army Col. Parker Schenecker turned to his wife and asked if she'd be okay during his deployment.
In the hours after police say she murdered her children, Julie Schenecker picked up a pen and confessed to her spiral-bound notebook.
TAMPA — The strawberry farmer and divorced father of three was in. So, too, was the man who said he was one credit away from a degree in criminal justice.