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Reports: Julie Schenecker struck daughter Calyx, got in car crash before shooting

3:56 PM, Jan 31, 2011   |    comments
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TAMPA, Florida -- The woman accused of killing her two teenagers was investigated in November for child abuse, and in a separate report, also showed signs of intoxication a few days later in a car accident.

In a record released Monday by Tampa police, Julie Schenecker's daughter, Calyx, told a counselor that her mother had hit her in the face. The report also said the girl was seeing a counselor "for verbal abuse towards her mom."

The teen told officers that her mother struck her several times.

Also released Monday was a traffic accident report from November, where Schenecker was cited for careless driving after hitting a vehicle on Fowler Avenue.


According to the traffic report, Schenecker "showed signs of drug impairment including dilated pupils with no reaction to light, [and] mush-mouthed speech."  

Schenecker was injured in the accident and transported to the hospital with no further field sobriety tests given.  She was discharged before a blood test could be administered and was only charged with one count of careless driving.

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Schenecker appeared in court Monday on two first-degree murder charges. She is accused of killing 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau last Thursday. She was found Friday by police sitting on her back porch, covered in blood.

Police said she told detectives that she shot the children because they were "mouthy."

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