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Julie Schenecker Convicted of Murder: 'I Don't Know Why' I Killed My Children

Julie Schenecker Found Guilty of Murdering Her Two Children

Originally posted 05/15/2014 07:15PM

A jury found Julie Schenecker guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting deaths of her children, 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau.

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Julie Schenecker Manipulated Dead Daughter's Mouth into a Smile: Trial Witness

Julie Schenecker Manipulated Dead Daughter's Mouth into a Smile: Trial Witness

Originally posted 05/15/2014 02:10PM

In the minutes after Julie Schenecker shot and killed her two children, she tried to manipulate the mouth of her slain daughter, Calyx, into a smile.

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Julie Schenecker Sent Haunting Message Before Killing Children, Ex-Husband Says

Julie Schenecker Sent Haunting Message Before Killing Children, Ex-Husband Says

Originally posted 05/13/2014 05:15PM

On the evening of January 27, 2011, Julie Schenecker sent a chilling email to her then-husband, Parker. "Get home soon," she wrote. "We're waiting for you."

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What Happened in Vegas Really Got PEOPLE Readers Riled Up This Week

What Happened in Vegas Really Got PEOPLE Readers Riled Up This Week

Originally posted 05/10/2014 08:00AM

What happened in Vegas didn't stay there this week, much to the chagrin of Steve Wynn and Ben Affleck.

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Julie Schenecker Lashes Out in Court – 'Liar!'

Julie Schenecker Lashes Out in Court – 'Liar!'

Originally posted 05/09/2014 08:10PM

For the first few days of Julie Schenecker's trial, the Florida mom has sat quietly at the defense table, seldom looking up from her legal pad.

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Julie Schenecker: I Killed My Children to Protect Them

UpdatePosted 05/07/2014 04:00PM

Julie Schenecker: I Killed My Children to Protect Them

Originally posted 05/07/2014 03:00PM

Sometimes, Julie Schenecker was lucid. Other times, she drifted off into incoherence.

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Julie Schenecker's Murder Trial Begins: Why Would a Mom Kill Her Kids?

Julie Schenecker Trial: Why Would a Mom Kill Her Kids?

Originally posted 05/06/2014 09:50AM

Julie Schenecker sat motionless in court on Monday as she was confronted with her own words, written in a journal the day after she killed her two teenage children.

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Father of Slain Tampa Teens: 'My Wife Suffered from Clinical Depression'

Father of Slain Tampa Teens: 'My Wife Suffered from Clinical Depression'

Originally posted 04/20/2011 07:15PM

Colonel Parker Schenecker was deployed with the Army in Qatar when he got the unthinkable news: his children – Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13 – had been shot to death, allegedly at the hands of their mother, Julie.

Since the shootings, Schenecker has struggled to move forward from the tragedy.

He also has not given any interviews about the crime, but agreed to talk with PEOPLE as a way to honor his children and to set the record straight. Sitting in the living room of his home, just a few feet from where his children were found, Parker Schenecker, 48, explains how Julie's depression led to the unthinkable crime.

"We were a typical American family," he says, "but we had a sick member."

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Father of Slain Tampa Teens Is Filing for Divorce

Father of Slain Tampa Teens Is Filing for Divorce

Originally posted 02/18/2011 11:50AM

Since the shooting deaths of his teens, Calyx and Beau, Parker Schenecker has focused on celebrating their lives.

Now, he has taken the next step of confronting his wife, Julie, who is accused of killing their son and daughter in their Florida home.

"Today I met with my wife Julie for the first time since I returned from my duty overseas," Parker Schenecker, 48, said in a statement Friday. "The meeting was both emotional and productive. We discussed numerous topics but focused mostly on how so many people continue to honor and remember the lives of Calyx and Beau.

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Tampa Mom Julie Schenecker Pleads Not Guilty

Julie Schenecker Pleads Not Guilty

Originally posted 02/16/2011 11:45AM

Three weeks after the shooting deaths of her two teenagers, Julie Schenecker pleaded not guilty in a Tampa courtroom Wednesday to the charges of first-degree murder.

Wearing a red jumpsuit and chained at the waist, wrists and ankles, Schenecker, 50, stared straight ahead as she entered the courtroom. Keeping her eyes closed as the judge read the formal charges against her at the brief arraignment, she did not speak.

Schenecker's public defender, Robert Frasier, entered the not-guilty plea on her behalf.

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