31 Jan '11, 5am

Mother killed her teenagers because they talked back

TAMPA - The woman who the authorities said had killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy did not appear in court on Saturday because she was being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Sheriff's deputies - who oversee jail inmates - said they could not reveal Julie Powers Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her 13-year-old son Beau twice in the head in the family car "for talking back" as she drove him to soccer practice. She then drove to their home and shot her 16-year-old daughter Calyx in the face inside the home. Schenecker's mother called police on Friday morning and told them she was concerned after her daughter had sent an email saying she was depressed. Officers found Schenecker drenched in blood on her back porch with the teens,...

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