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Sleep My Darlings

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Sleep My Darlings

The True Story of a Mother Who Killed Her Children in Cold Blood

By Diane Fanning

St. Martin's True Crime, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312945084, 202pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013

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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.



About the Author
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.
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