Those of you with surly teens might want to show them this cautionary tale. I'm saving a copy for when my child becomes a teenager. Just as a reminder.
Mother kills ‘mouthy’ teens, police say
TAMPA — The wife of a military officer 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 she studied at her computer, police said yesterday.
The woman said she killed the teens for being “mouthy,’’ detectives said.
Julie Powers Schenecker admitted the slayings after officers found her covered in blood on the back porch of her home yesterday morning, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.
Schenecker’s mother had called police from Texas because she was unable to reach the 50-year-old woman, whom she said was depressed and had been complaining about her children.
Schenecker’s husband, Parker, is an Army colonel stationed at the headquarters of US Central Command in Tampa. CentCom spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lawhorn called him a career Army intelligence officer. Police said Parker Schenecker was overseas.
Julie Schenecker left a note detailing her plans to kill her disrespectful children and then herself.
Source: AP/Boston Globe.