'Mouthy' Mom: Gun Waiting Period Will 'Delay Massacre'

Julie Schenecker notes show calculated plans to murder kids
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2011 9:03 AM CST
A Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 image shows Army Col. Parker Schenecker speaking at the memorial service for his children, 13-year-old Beau and 16-year-old Calyx Schenecker.   (AP Photo/St Petersburg Times via WFTS/ABC)
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(Newser) – Before she allegedly shot her teenage son and daughter in the head for being "mouthy," Julie Schenecker detailed her plans with pen and paper. Referencing Florida's three-day waiting period to take home a firearm, Schenecker chillingly wrote in a note that it would "delay the massacre," reports the St. Petersburg Times. Schenecker has admitted shooting Beau, 13, and Calyx, 16, five days after she bought a .38-caliber handgun. Authorities have yet to identify the gun shop where she made the purchase. Click for more on the tragic case.

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