Jan 29, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/29/mom-charged-in-kids-slayi_n_815769.htmlTAMPA, Fla. (AP) – When police responded to a call from a concerned relative and found Julie Schenecker on the back porch of her Tampa home, they said she was covered in blood and made a gut-wrenching admission: She had killed her teenage son and daughter because they were "mouthy."
Police said the military officer's wife, described by her mother as depressed, shot and killed her son on the way to soccer practice, then drove to their upscale home and shot her daughter in the head while the girl studied at her computer.
"I think we will never understand how or why a mother could take the lives of her children," police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said. "That was the only reason she provided to our detectives."
later in the articleMcElroy said investigators believe the teens "never saw it coming." Both were killed with a .38-caliber pistol. Police said the weapon was purchased five days earlier, The Tampa Tribune reported.
The family's home is on a cul-de-sac in a gated country club community in north Tampa.