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United States

30 January 2011

Sydney Morning Herald / AP

TAMPA, Florida - The wife of a senior US military officer shot and killed her 13-year-old son on their way to soccer practice, then returned home and shot her 16-year-old daughter in the head while she studied at her computer, police said. The woman told detectives she killed the teenagers for being "mouthy". Julie Powers Schenecker, 50, admitted the killings when officers found her covered in blood at the family home on Friday, a police spokeswoman said. Ms... (

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