Jury selection in Schenecker case pushes to Friday - WFLA News Channel 8

Jury selection in Schenecker case pushes to Friday

Posted: Updated:
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Attorneys were hoping to start Julie Schenecker's murder trial on Thursday, but the Tampa mother accused of killing her two children will have to wait at least another day.

Jury selection continued for the third day Thursday. The state still has a jury pool of 80 potential jurors to narrow down. From that, 12 plus alternates will be chosen.

Thursday, jurors were being asked about their beliefs involving the insanity defense and issues of mental health in the case.

Jury selection will continue Friday morning.

Schenecker, 53, is on trial for the alleged murders of her two children in January 2011. Schenecker reportedly told police she killed her 13-year-old son Beau and 16-year-old daughter Calyx because they were "mouthy." She's pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder by reason of insanity.

Copyright 2014 WFLA. All rights reserved.



  • Don't Miss ItMore>>

  • Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

    Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:50:41 GMT
    Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.
    Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.
  • Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

    Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:10:56 GMT
    Yosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photoYosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photo
    A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
    A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
  • Pit bull puppy and baby are best pals

    Pit bull puppy and baby are best pals

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:08:12 GMT
    Brandi Hodges Instagram photoBrandi Hodges Instagram photo
    An adorable 8-week-old pit bull puppy and his best pal, a 10-month-old baby, are melting hearts on the internet.
    An adorable 8-week-old pit bull puppy and his best pal, a 10-month-old baby, are melting hearts on the internet.
  • Most Viewed Stories on WFLA.com

  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.