"It is my opinion that in both cases she was legally sane at the time of the alleged offenses," said Dr. Donald Taylor, a forensic psychiatrist. "She knew beforehand that what she was going to do would be considered wrong as well as afterwards."
Schenecker wrecked a car in Nov. 2010 while under the influence, said Stein, and was forced into rehabilitation. Her relationship with her husband and daughter, Calyx, had begun to deteriorate. "Everything had come to a head like nothing before," said Stein, who said Schenecker had harbored anger at her husband and was profoundly affected by her relationship with her daughter.
Stein listed other factors, including an apology note Schenecker wrote to her husband, post-it notes left for the carpool stating the family was on a trip to New York, and a journal entry Schenecker wrote that referred to a "Saturday massacre," as evidence Schenecker was aware she was going to do something wrong.
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