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Mom charged in 2 kids’ slayings out of hospital

TAMPA -- A Florida woman accused of killing her teenage son and daughter was released from a hospital late Sunday morning and taken back to jail.

Julie Powers Schenecker, 50, had been receiving treatment for an unknown medical condition that existed before her arrest Friday. She is scheduled to make her first court appearance this morning and is being represented by a public defender.

According to an arrest affidavit, Schenecker shot her 13-year-old son Beau in the head twice “for talking back” while they were in the car on their way to his soccer practice. The report said Schenecker returned to their upscale home and shot her 16-year-old daughter Calyx while the girl studied at her computer.

Officers found Schenecker drenched in blood on her back porch.

Investigators believe the teens “never saw it coming,” said police spokeswoman Laura McElroy.

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