30 Jan '11, 2am

A US mum allegedly shot both of her teenage kids because she was tired of them 'talking back' to her

A US mum allegedly shot both of her teenage kids because she was tired of them 'talking back' to her

In this Friday, Jan 28, 2011 photo, Julie Powers Schenecker is led away from the Tampa Police Department in Tampa, Florida. -- PHOTO: AP TAMPA (Florida) - THE army officer's wife who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy did not appear in court Saturday because she's being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General Hospital early Saturday, shortly after midnight, to be treated for a medical condition that existed before she was taken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies - who oversee jail inmates - said they could not reveal Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son twice in the head in the family car 'for talking back' as she drove him to soccer pract...

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