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  • Julie Schenecker, right, listens to her defense attorney give closing arguments before Judge Emmett Lamar Battles on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Tampa. Schenecker, 53, is accused of killing her two teenage children Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13, in 2011.  The jury began deliberations Thursday afternoon. They will dedice whether a former Army officer's wife knew what she was doing when she killed her two teenagers or whether she was insane at the time and couldn't tell right from wrong. (AP Photo/Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Wallace,Pool)

    Florida mom guilty of killing her teenage children

    Florida jurors on Thursday rejected the insanity plea of a former military linguist and longtime Army officer's wife, convicting the 53-year-old of first-degree murder for shooting and killing her 13-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter more than three years ago while her husband was deployed.


  • Julie Schenecker talks with attorney Jennifer Spradley on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, prior to the start of day 2 of her  trial in Tampa, Fla. Schenecker is accused of killing her two children Calyx, 16,  and Beau Schenecker, 13 in 2011. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Jay Conner, Pool)

    Mom accused of killing kids said they were 'mean'

    A Tampa mother who is accused of killing her two teenagers told a detective that her children had been "really mean" and she hoped they were dead.


  • Ex-husband on stand in case of mom shooting kids

    The ex-husband of a military wife charged with killing their two teenagers testified Tuesday that after the slayings, she looked at him and made a chilling statement.


  • Trial begins for Florida mom over death of 2 kids

    In January 2011, just days before police said she shot her two teenagers to death for being "mouthy," Tampa mom Julie Schenecker wrote in her journal about taking her son to soccer practice and making her daughter's favorite chicken dinner.


  • Emails from accused Tampa mom released

    Hillsborough County prosecutors have released 55 pages of emails sent to and from Julie Schenecker, the Tampa woman accused of killing her two children two years ago.


  • Tampa Police officer escorts Julie Powers Schenecker to Orient Road Jail on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. Police said she admitted the slayings after officers found her covered in blood on the back porch of her home Friday morning, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said. (AP Photo/St. Petersburg Times, Bryan Thomas)

    Mom charged in 2 kids' slayings out of hospital

    The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with their talking back and being mouthy was released from the hospital on Sunday after being treated for an unknown condition.


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