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Trial of mom accused of killing kids in 7th day

Trial of mom accused of killing kids in 7th day

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors in the trial of a Tampa woman accused of killing her two children are expected to call rebuttal witnesses.

Wednesday is the seventh day of testimony in the trial of Julie Schenecker, who is accused of shooting her 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son in January of 2011.

Defense attorneys rested their case on Tuesday. Schenecker told the judge she won't testify on her behalf

Defense attorneys say Schenecker suffered from bipolar disorder with psychotic features and depression. Prosecutors say she planned to kill her children.

On Tuesday, Dr. Wade Myers testified that he reviewed her prior medical records. He said that at one point, she was on as many as 10 prescription medications to stabilize her mood. Myers said she was insane at the time of the shootings.

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