TAMPA (CBS4) – More than a dozen different prescription drug bottles were reportedly found in the Tampa home of a 50-year-old woman accused of killing her two teenagers in January.

According to court documents released on Monday, police collected 14 pill bottles for medications prescribed to Julie Schenecker. They included lithium, used to treat bipolar disorder, and empty bottles for the strong painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone. Anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills were among the other drugs found in her bedroom after the slayings.

Schenecker is accused of killing their 16-year-old daughter Calyx and 13-year-old son Beau by shooting them in the head. Police have not said to what extent Julie Schenecker’s possible drug abuse may have been a factor. Friends told investigators she had been in drug rehabilitation shortly before the shootings.

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Comments (5)
  1. Chucky says:

    That’s a pretty judgemental characterization.

    Prescribed anti-depressants and/or pain relievers are one thing; murder is completely another.

    Always leave it to the goody-two-shoes in the bunch to go the easy drug/drinking route.

    This article stinks!

  2. Donna G. says:

    I agree with Chucky. Since when does having prescribed medication indicate that a person is a drug abuser. I’m so sick of people who take the attitude that because it is possible to overuse medication, then said medication is bad and should be removed from the market.

    1. Pablo says:

      where do i find the play list for the dj on 98.7 tampa news radio sotitan i like the sotitan i lisson to it in my car when im driveing and want to see the play list that they play on the sotitan if i can ok ty send me a email if i can get the list ok ty Joe

  3. john says:

    Said the 2 addicts

  4. Howard Camner says:

    Lots of people take presciption drugs and don’t slaughter people as an adverse reaction.

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