Police: Julie Schenecker covered bodies of children Beau and Calyx after shooting them twice in the head

6:39 PM, Feb 1, 2011   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida - We're learning more about the Friday morning when Tampa Police responded to a welfare check at a Tampa Palms home, only to find two teenagers shot to death.

A search warrant says when officers arrived at the Schenecker's Ashington Reserve home, they found the mother, Julie, unconscious on the porch.  Her white robe was covered in dried blood.

READ: Police Search Warrant of Julie Schenecker's home (PDF)

The reason, police say, is because she shot her children to death.  Inside the house police say Julie left a note detailing why she killed her kids.

In the master bathroom, they found 15 bullets and five casings.  In the master bedroom, they found more bullets in a Smith and Wesson box with an instruction manual.

Police say it was Thursday night when Julie Schenecker, 50, shot her 13-year-old son Beau right around the time he was supposed to be at soccer practice.  They say she fired a shot through the windshield of their SUV before she killed him, then left his body in the car in the garage.

Photo Gallery: Mother accused of murdering her kids

She then allegedly went upstairs to her 16-year-old daughter's bedroom, where she shot Calyx while she was doing homework at her computer.  Schenecker moved her daughter's body to the bed.

The search warrant shows stunning similarities: both children shot twice in the head, both bodies wrapped with blankets.

Erica Pitzi, 10 News

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