Mom Charged in Death of Children

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa police say a 50-year-old woman has been
charged with fatally shooting her two teenage children.

Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy man said Friday that Julie Powers Schenecker faces two charges of first-degree murder in the
deaths of 16-year-old Calyx Powers Schenecker and 13-year-old
Powers Beau Schenecker, 13. McElroy said Schenecker admitted to the killings.

It happened in the upscale north Tampa suburb of Tampa Palms. Police believe they were killed Thursday.

McElroy said police responded at 7:45 a.m. Friday to a call from an out-of-state relative concerned because the family couldn't be reached. Officers found Julie Schenecker on the back porch.

Schenecker's husband is a U.S. Army colonel serving in Qatar.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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