TAMPA - The husband of Julie Schenecker, the Tampa Palms mother accused of murdering her two children, issued a statement Friday saying he intends to file for divorce.
Colonel Parker Schenecker was out of the country on January 27 when his two teenage children, Beau and Calyx, were shot and killed.
Detectives say Julie Schenecker confessed to the crime. They say she told them her children were "mouthy."
She has pleaded not guilty and remains in the Hillsborough County Jail.
Colonel Schenecker's statement follows:
"Today I met with my wife Julie for the first time since I returned from my duty overseas.
The meeting was both emotional and productive. We discussed numerous topics but focused mostly on how so many people continue to honor and remember the lives of Calyx and Beau.
I felt it was important and proper to inform her in person about my need to focus on the future, and my intention to file for divorce.
Clearly the events of January 27th have taken Julie and me on different paths. I have said for many days now that I will spend the rest of my life honoring the memory of my two beautiful children Calyx and Beau.
This difficult but necessary step will help me to do just that...move forward."
Col Parker Schenecker
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