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Schenecker trial delayed

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The trial for a Bay Area mother accused of murdering her two children has been delayed until April of 2014.

Julie Schenecker is charged with murder in the shooting death of her 15-year-old daughter, Calyx and her 13-year-old son, Beau in January 2011.

Her attorneys plan to seek the insanity defense contending she had a mental disease or defect, and didn't know what she was doing when she shot and killed both of her children.

The trial is expected to take about four weeks. Mental health and computer experts are expected to be called as witnesses

Investigators say, Schenecker shot her daughter for being "mouthy" and her son for "talking back" to her.

Schenecker's trial on two counts of first degree murder was set to begin in October prior to Friday's delay.

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