Sleep My Darlings

The true story of a mother who killed her children in cold blood

Diane Fanning

St. Martin's True Crime

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SLEEP MY DARLINGS
Diane Fanning

On January 28, 2011, the Tampa Police Department received a phone call from a woman who was worried about her daughter, Julie Schenecker. A devoted Army wife and mother of two, Julie had sent her mother an email that could be described as “suicidal.” When authorities arrived at the Schenecker home, they encountered a horrific scene…

 Sixteen-year-old Calyx and thirteen-year-old Beau Schenecker were found dead—both of them shot, then covered with blankets. Upon questioning, Julie admitted that she was “tired of the kids talking back” and just “wanted it to be over.” Had her manic depression driven her to the point of insanity? Or was hers a case of cold, calculated violence and manipulation? This is the shocking true story of motherhood, mental illness, and two charges of murder in the first degree.

 

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CHAPTER 1
 
 
On Friday, January 28, 2011, midwesterner Patty Powers, vacationing in Texas, contacted the Tampa Police Department in Florida, concerned about her daughter’s well-being. That simple, routine call generated the following message to Officers William Copulos and Gregory Noble: Go to 16305 Royal Park Court in North Tampa: “Check on the welfare of daughter, white female, Julie Schenecker, date of birth one-thirteen-sixty-one. Husband is out of country. She has been depressed, etc. Complaint received. Possible suicidal email from her tonight, now she isn’t

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Diane Fanning

DIANE FANNING is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart, as well as ten other true-crime books (available from St. Martin’s) and the Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce mystery series. She lives in New Braunfels, Texas. Visit her Web site at www.dianefanning.com.

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Sleep My Darlings
The true story of a mother who killed her children in cold blood
Diane Fanning

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's True Crime
April 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312945084
ISBN10: 0312945086
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 208 pages, 8-pp. photo insert
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's True Crime
April 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466834545
ISBN10: 1466834544
208 pages, 8-pp. photo insert
$7.99
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