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Read Parker Schenecker’s Statement

TRIBUNE STAFF
Published:   |   Updated: May 15, 2014 at 09:33 PM

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Parker Schenecker made this statement after his ex-wife Julie was convicted of killing their children, Calyx and Beau.

Thank the Tampa Bay community for the love and support of Calyx and Beau over the past three years. It’s been a trying time for all of us and you continue to honor us with your kindness…

I’ve defended our justice system for nearly 30 years and I deeply believe that we have the best system in the world. Having participated in the process for the last three weeks has confirmed the fairness or our legal system. I’d also like to personally thank the state attorney’s office for their untiring efforts to represent the people of Florida in this case and for ensuring since the beginning of the process that my family were always kept up to date and well cared for by the victims assistance office.

Today’s decision for many reasons gives my family a great sense of relief. As I’ve consistently mentioned for the past three years, the most important thing in all of this is Calyx and Beau, my lovely children, my smart, beautiful loved and missed daughter and son. Giving voice to them has been my priority throughout this entire process and their voices have been heard due to the efforts of many.

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t thank the students, parents and faculty of King High School and Liberty Middle School for their continued support of Calyx and Beau. While this decision doesn’t bring my children back, it does give my family an opportunity to move forward and honor their memory with the important work that we’ve been doing with Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund and remembering how they lived. Thank you.

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