Tampa Mom Julie Schenecker Says She Has No Regrets About Shooting Her Teens

Julie Schenecker says she does not regret killing her children.

That was the jaw-dropping revelation from the first public interview with the Tampa woman who shot her two teens, Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13, in 2011. Upon her arrest, she had told authorities that the children were “mouthy” – an allegation that she has since recanted.

Julie Schenecker Found Guilty of Murdering Her Two Children

A jury found Julie Schenecker guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting deaths of her children, 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau.

The panel deliberated less than two hours Thursday before determining that the Florida woman was sane at the time she killed the teens. Judge Lamar Battles sentenced her to two concurrent sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Julie Schenecker Manipulated Dead Daughter's Mouth into a Smile: Trial Witness

In the minutes after Julie Schenecker shot and killed her two children, she tried to manipulate the mouth of her slain daughter, Calyx, into a smile.

Julie Schenecker Sent Haunting Message Before Killing Children, Ex-Husband Says

On the evening of January 27, 2011, Julie Schenecker sent a chilling email to her then-husband, Parker. “Get home soon,” she wrote. “We’re waiting for you.”

But no one really was. Julie Schenecker had shot the couple’s two children just minutes earlier.

Calyx, 16, was lying on her bedroom floor; her 13-year-old brother, Beau, was dead in the front seat of the family car. Although she claims that she planned to kill herself after the shooting, Schenecker fell asleep on the veranda.

What Happened in Vegas Really Got PEOPLE Readers Riled Up This Week

What happened in Vegas didn’t stay there this week, much to the chagrin of Steve Wynn and Ben Affleck.

Among the five PEOPLE.com stories that got the strongest reactions from readers this week were two from Sin City – first, George Clooney’s epic takedown of Wynn following their argument in Vegas last month; and second, a Vegas casino’s banning of Ben Affleck from the blackjack table after his winnings got a little out of hand.

Julie Schenecker Lashes Out in Court – 'Liar!'

For the first few days of Julie Schenecker’s trial, the Florida mom has sat quietly at the defense table, seldom looking up from her legal pad.

Even while hearing testimony about the gunshot wounds to her daughter, Calyx and son, Beau, she has remained silent.

Julie Schenecker: I Killed My Children to Protect Them

Sometimes, Julie Schenecker was lucid. Other times, she drifted off into incoherence.

During a 2011 police interview, the Florida mother tried to explain to an investigator why she had shot her two teenagers, Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13.

Julie Schenecker Trial: Why Would a Mom Kill Her Kids?

Julie Schenecker sat motionless in court on Monday as she was confronted with her own words, written in a journal the day after she killed her two teenage children.

“I was planning a Saturday massacre,” she wrote, “but had to wait on the waiting period I offed Beau on the way to practice. There was a shot to his mouth, because he became so mouthy, just like Calyx. Calyx drove me to drink.”

Father of Slain Tampa Teens: 'My Wife Suffered from Clinical Depression'

Colonel Parker Schenecker was deployed with the Army in Qatar when he got the unthinkable news: his children – Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13 – had been shot to death, allegedly at the hands of their mother, Julie.

Since the shootings, Schenecker has struggled to move forward from the tragedy.

Father of Slain Tampa Teens Is Filing for Divorce

Since the shooting deaths of his teens, Calyx and Beau, Parker Schenecker has focused on celebrating their lives.

Now, he has taken the next step of confronting his wife, Julie, who is accused of killing their son and daughter in their Florida home.