The father of teen siblings Beau and Calyx Schenecker is suing to their mom Julie for their Florida wrongful deaths. Julie Schenecker, 50, is charged with the first-degree murders of Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13. She has pleaded not guilty even though she already confessed to shooting the two teenagers as part of a “massacre” plan last January.
Julie’s husband, Army Col. Parker Schenecker, was overseas on duty when the murders occurred. Now, he is seeking civil damages from her. Col. Schenecker says that his Florida wrongful death complaint is an effort to give his daughter and son a voice and hold their mother accountable for her actions.
Col. Schenecker says that when he first saw his wife in jail he told her that he planned on suing her for divorce and that she turned down his offered divorce settlement, filing her own response demanding half his assets, permanent alimony, legal expenses, her diamond engagement ring, and a life insurance policy. If Col. Schenecker wins a wrongful death judgment against his wife, this could allow him to recover assets he’ll have to hand over to her as part of the divorce settlement.
Julie confessed to shooting her son in the head as she drove him to soccer practice. She then admitted to going to her Tampa home and shooting Calyx in the back of the head while she was studying at the computer. The weapon Julie used was a .38 caliber pistol that was bought five days before their murders. Police say she planned to kill herself and that she created detailed notes of her plans to kill her kids.
Florida Wrongful Death
A Miami wrongful death lawsuit can allow you to hold the responsible party liable in civil court regardless of the outcome in criminal court. Obtaining damages won’t bring your loved one back, but it can provide you with a sense of some damage while making the liable party take responsibility for your loss.
Colonel sues wife accused of killing kids, UPI, May 9, 2011
Experts: Schenecker’s wrongful death suit against wife designed to offset divorce judgment, TampaBay, May 10, 2011
Tampa Mom Julie Schenecker Was Probed for Child Abuse in Fall, But Not Charged, ABC News, January 31, 2011
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