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New audio recordings in case of Tampa mom accused of killing her own children

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There are newly released audio recordings that are revealing more about a woman accused of killing her own children.

Julie Schenecker is accused of killing her 16-year-old daughter Calyx, and 13-year-old son Beau in January of 2011.

The just released recordings are of an interrogation of Schenecker after police found her children shot to death in her home.

The recordings also show prosecutors may have trouble keeping the interrogation audio in as evidence in the murder trial.

Defense attorneys have filed a motion to suppress the evidence.

At the very beginning of the questioning by two Tampa Police detectives, Schenecker tells them she takes the drug Abilify.

Schenecker says she takes the drug because she shakes.

Abilify is a drug that is commonly used to treat depression and bi-polar disorder.

Schenecker also tells detectives during the questioning that she does suffer from bi-polar disorder.

As detectives read Schenecker her Miranda rights, she asks, "Do I need a lawyer?"

The detective responds, "Let me finish this and we'll answer any question you have."

The detective then goes on reading a form commonly used by the Tampa Police department to advise suspects of their constitutional rights.

Shenecker can then be heard saying, " I should pay attention to all the..." Her words trail off and become unintelligible.

Detectives proceed with the questioning.

One detective tells Schenecker, "The reason we're here to talk to you is we want to find out what happened yesterday? What happened last night and what happened this morning, from you, yourself."

Julie Schenecker responds, "Will my kids come later?"

In a motion filed by Schenecker's defense team, they argue she was so incapacitated by medications, alcohol and her mental disorder; she was incapable of consenting to the questioning by police.

During a pre-trial hearing on the case Tuesday afternoon, Tampa Police officers spoke about finding Julie Schenecker in her home.

Officer Greg Noble says Schenecker was asleep on her back porch when he arrived.

Noble then went upstairs to look for her children and found a Smith and Wesson handgun.

He then found Calyyx Schenecker dead in her bed and Beau Schenecker murdered and still in the family car.

Noble says Julie Schenecker told him she wanted to kill herself and wanted her handgun.

The defense is asking for statements made by Julie Schenecker to be thrown out of the case.

A ruling on the motion is expected at a later date.

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