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E-mail reveals Julie Schenecker's chilling words

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"I will end this soon."

Those are the words of a Tampa mother accused of killing her two children 3 years ago this month. Court documents obtained by News Channel 8 Friday shed more light on Julie Schenecker's mental state and condition before the shootings in January 2011.

Tampa Police have always said it was an email from Julie Schenecker's mother that lead police to her New Tampa home on January 28, 2011, and now we know exactly what those emails contained.

On Thursday, January 27 at 8:54 p.m., Schenecker sent that email to her mother, father, brother and sister. It was disjointed and contained typos.

Police believe sometime that day she shot her 13-year-old son Beau twice in the head as she drove him home from soccer practice. Then, they say, she parked the van, went inside the family home, and shot her 16-year-old daughter, Calyx.

Schenecker starts her email by saying, "you;'ve always been there for me. Giving support and guide,ce that i've need" She goes on to say she couldn't have lived 50 years without it.

Later, Schenecker talks about her children, and in the middle of it types a chilling sentence.

"some day i'll get to all the answers. It's really difficult and i'm so sickmentally-i do the jobsviv{e to do I minimally take of the kids.ksadly to sad. beaus has aslo developed calyx's attitde=makes me cry evening. seeingwhat they've become. as far as a 180from their former daring selves. i will end this soon. though I am at my wits end parker shold be without his mom here...that is not wits end until you taken on dinner and carpooling before and after sports. conflicts of games...etc"

Her mother forwarded the email to Schenecker's husband, Parker, who was serving in U.S. Army intelligence in Qatar at the time."Have tried to call Julie on both home & cell," she writes. "Also Beau & sent Beau a text to call me right now. Very concerned about Julie."

She called police to do a welfare check and at 7:39 a.m. on January 28, they found the bodies of the two children.

Schenecker is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Her trial is set to start April 28.

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