Death Sought For Fla. Mom Accused Of Killing Teens

TAMPA (CBS4) -Prosecutors in Tampa said they will seek the death penalty for a woman accused of killing her two teenage children in January.

State Attorney Mark Ober’s office filed a document with the court Friday stating its intention to seek the death penalty if Julie Schenecker is convicted of first-degree murder in the slayings of her 16-year-old daughter, Calyx, and 13-year-old son, Beau. Prosecutors declined to comment further.

Police said 50-year-old Schenecker deliberately shot each child twice in the head on Jan. 27. Officers found her the next morning unconscious on the back porch of her suburban Tampa home, the bodies of the children inside.

A call to her public defender was not immediately returned Friday.

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