US Army officer's wife 'kills' teenage children for being 'mouthy'

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London, Jan 30 (ANI): A US military officer's wife has been accused of shooting her teenage children for being 'mouthy'.

Police said Julie Schenecker shot her son on the way to soccer practice, then drove to their upscale home in north Tampa, where she shot her daughter who was studying at her computer, reports the Telegraph.

Police, responding to call from a concerned relative, found her covered in blood on the back porch of her home.

The woman allegedly confessed to the police that she killed her 13-year-old son and her 16-year-old daughter because they 'talked back and were mouthy' and that she had planned to commit suicide after shooting them.

She was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Schenecker's mother had called police from Texas on Friday evening because she was unable to reach the 50-year-old woman, whom she said was depressed and had been complaining about her children.

Police found Schenecker's son, Beau, dead in an SUV in the garage and her daughter, Calyx, was found dead in an upstairs bedroom.

Both had been shot with a .38-caliber pistol that police believe had been bought five days earlier, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Investigators believe the teens 'never saw it coming', according to police spokeswoman Laura McElroy.

An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son twice in the head 'for talking back' as she drove him to soccer practice on Thursday night.

She drove home, went inside and shot her daughter in the back of the head while the teen sat at a computer doing homework, then shot her in the face, it added.

Schenecker's husband, Army Col. Parker Schenecker, is stationed at the headquarters of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. He was out of the country when the incident happened. (ANI)

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