Experts: Schenecker insanity defense may be iffy

TAMPA — No one disputes that before she was accused of killing her two children, Julie Schenecker had a history of mental illness.

 Prosecutors cited “overwhelming evidence” of that history when they announced April  1 they had changed their minds and would not seek a death sentence.

 A widely broadcast video of Schenecker after her arrest shows a clearly disturbed suspect trembling uncontrollably as she is placed in a patrol car. When she talked to detectives, an audio recording shows she struggled to be coherent.


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