Archive for Loss of judgment

Suspect in Kavanaugh attempted murder texted sister, who convinced him to call 911, investigators say — (Fox News)
Husband struggling with mental health strangled wife to death and then took his own life — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Man put on antidepressants by GP kills himself and wife 2 1/2 weeks later, the violence apparently triggered by death of their beloved cat.
Brian Laundrie Was Prescribed Medication For Mental Illness Before Gabby Petito’s Death — But Refused To Take It — (Your Tango)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking anti-anxiety medication, murders wife on road trip, returns home, dies by suicide. News blames mental illness, not taking meds.
Trial begins for man accused of first-degree murder in Winston Littlecrow’s death — (Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Youth on antidepressants and stimulants fatally shoots father of 5, is charged but cannot be named.
Husband shot wife dead ‘after row about her leaving tissues around house’ — (Metro.co.uk)
SSRI Ed note: Gun dealer on antidepressants wrongly believes he has coronavirus, shoots, kills wife for leaving tissues around their home.
Mother serving home confinement for poisoning a young child, causing brain damage — (Digichat)
SSRI Ed note: Mum on antidepressants repeatedly poisons toddler to get attention, causes brain damage, judge spares her prison as she got treatment for her "mental illness".
Accused in fatal truck attack on Muslim family asks London, Ont., court for legal aid; Nathaniel Veltman, 20, faces 4 counts of murder, 1 count of attempted murder — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on Zoloft/sertraline retrofits truck for combat, drinks, runs down a family out for an evening walk, killing 5. Anti-Muslim sentiment blamed.
Mount Enterprise man indicted on intox manslaughter charges in Port Arthur wreck that killed teen girl, 2 adults, injured child — (12 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on anti-anxiety meds, Zoloft, drinks, drives, sees double, causes fatal car crash.
Ex-boyfriend ‘strangled former partner to death in front of her son, 3, after she started seeing another man’ — (247 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants brags in pub that he will murder his ex. 2 days later he stabs her to death in front of her 3-yr-old.
Murder Suicide Pact in Texas: Two Teenage Brothers Kill Family, Then Themselves — (102.9 KARN News Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Brothers "battling depression" with antidepressants that no longer work carry out an agreed plan to kill themselves and their entire immedaite family.
LaSalle officer in cleared in shooting of off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Off duty Sherriff's Deputy on Prozac drank, involved in high speed chase, behaves aggressively, is shot and killed by another officer.
POLE STAR TORMENT:British pole-dancing champion, 27, hanged herself after struggling during lockdown — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Talented young dancer takes antidepressants, dies by suicide during lockdown.
Man, 56, suffering from tinnitus took his own life on walk to ‘build trust’ with wife — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Retiree with busy social life is prescribed antidepressants, dose is increased and he dies by suicide several days later.
Detectives ‘quickly’ realised mother Katie Perinovic was responsible for all four deaths inside Tullamarine home — (9News)
SSRI Ed note: Mom receiving "help" for "mental health issues" (99% = antidepressant) kills herself + 3 children. Everyone shocked, husband devastated. Coroner investigating.
Their teen killed himself. Now they want to save others struggling during the pandemic. — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Good student, star quarterback feels bad, misses social life during pandemic, prescribed antidepressants, dies by suicide. COVID not meds blamed.
Congressman Jamie Raskin shares son’s obituary: ‘The pain became overwhelming’ — (Today)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, idealistic man dies by suicide after "long battle w. depression". Very likely antidepressants made him worse, suicidal. Parents blame "disease".
Inquest hears killer mum Samantha Ford had suicidal thoughts but was ‘calmer and more focused’ days before she drowned twins — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Mum prescribed mirtazapine by GP has personality changes, attempts suicide, drowns 23-month-old twins. Nobody saw it coming. Gets 10 yrs in jail.
NYC mom in suicide plunge that killed daughter was weaning off medication — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom given Trazodone, Klonapin, sleep aid following marriage breakdown hates drug effects, tries to wean off, dies in murder-suicide with daughter, 5.
Trial begins for B.C. mother accused of drugging and drowning her 7-year-old daughter — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Mother on cannabis, benzodiazepines and alcohol drugs and drowns her 7-yr old, lies face down in tub after 2 relationship breakdowns, several suicide attempts.
Depressed mum strangled autistic son before suicide near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve — (The Straits Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mom feels low, diagnosed w. "major depressive disorder", gets antidepressant & tranquilliser, worries unduly about 5-yr-old son, strangles him, kills herself.
Mother, 19, killed herself and her two-year-old son two weeks after breaking up with the boy’s 17-year-old father, inquest hears — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Loving young mom breaks up with partner, takes sertraline, stops taking the meds (reason unclear), kills herself and toddler son.
Oklahoma woman arrested after allegedly stabbing infant — (Stillwater News-Press)
SSRI Ed note: New mom recently diagnosed with post-partum depression (= antidepressants) stabs husband and baby.
Caroline Flack left note for Lewis Burton ‘hoping they could find harmony’ before taking own life — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: TV star on citalopram assaults and injures boyfriend, is charged, diazepam, zopiclone added, she hangs herself before court appearance.
Moment wife asks husband ‘is this true?’ as he is confronted by paedophile hunters after ‘texting 14-year-old girl’ before he was arrested by police — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking sertraline/Zoloft drinks alcohol, incites a minor to sexual activity, is busted, claims no memory of his actions.
Hempfield Township man admits to killing his father, sentenced to 10-30 years in prison — (WTAE Pittsburgh Action News 4)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for 19 years has a blow up following "medication mistake", beats father, 92, to death. Meds responsible but he gets 10-30 yrs in prison.
Enraged husband choked wife to death then hung himself while two-year-old son slept in cot — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man gets medication for anxiety, argues with wife, marriage breaks down, he kills her and hangs himself. In-law troubles blamed.
Steve Bing pals: Suicide spurred by money, drugs and mental health struggle — (Page Six)
SSRI Ed note: Hollywood mogul takes antidepressants for years, is not close to his kids, has drug problem, manages his fortune poorly, dies by suicide.
Barrow man Paul Joseph Smith had ‘potentially lethal’ concentration of antidepressants in system — (The Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking 2 antidepressants is suicidal, has friend over, they drink too much, he dies of overdose, coroner rules suicide.
Teacher gets 34 years to life for murdering ex’s girlfriend in front of kids — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from antidepressants, still on Adderrall, shoots and kills her ex-husband's new girlfriend who loed her kids and tried to make peace.
Woman who used machete to force ex-boyfriend into sex sentenced to 20 years in psychiatric hospital — (7NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed psych meds doesn't always take them, attacks ex twice in 2 years, forces sex on him, judge demands she take meds, 20 yrs in psych hospital,
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
B.C. mother convicted of killing 8-year-old girl to appeal verdict — (CTV News Vancouver)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is suicidal, can't cope, kills daughter, drives into ditch, confesses to police. Gets 15+ yrs. Believes mental illness responsible.
Heartbroken dad killed himself after getting embroiled in bitter tug-of-love battle over his five-year-old daughter — (The Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Separated young man with construction business separates from partner, takes antidepressants, attempts suicide, may have discontinued (or not), dies by suicide.
Judge rules prosecutors can see alleged newspaper shooter’s mental health records — (The Hill)
SSRI Ed note: Man with grudge against newspaper The Capital goes to newsroom, shoots 7, kills 5. Pleads NCR, judge rules prosecutors can access his "mental health" records.
Boy, 15, who attempted to murder woman he met online exposed to extreme porn from young age — (The Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on Prozac has energy surge, develops serious violent thoughts, attempts to murder a woman he meets online. Parents realize the SSRI is the problem.
GP ‘did not follow guidance’ for suicidal Bristol University student — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Physics student given antidepressants for anxiety dies by suicide. Lack of follow-up appointment blamed.
Supreme Court Justice Gascon attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Supreme Court Justice, long-time user of antidepressants changes medications, goes missing, cannot explain his actions.
Film director, 43, who worked with an Oscar-nominee hanged himself shortly after the birth of his baby daughter after work pressures added to his battle with depression — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Acclaimed film director on antidepressants, becomes anxious, suicidal. Meds no help for 6 yrs, he dies by suicide. Heredity blamed.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)
SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
Teacher Stephanie Peterson jailed for THREE YEARS after romping with pupil, 14 — (The Daily Star)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher on medication for bipolar has sex with 14-yr old student, sends lewd messages, gets 3-yr jail term. Hopes to make amends by staying on medication.
Much-loved paramedic killed himself after receiving ‘unwanted phone calls’, inquest hears — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Man "managing" bipolar, depression, drinks, takes cocaine, is paranoid, behaves in odd "menacing" way, commits suicide for no apparent reason.
Man charged in killing of Arizona trooper faces 2019 trial — (Tucson.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety, depression throws rocks at cars on interstate, shoots and kills trooper who confronts him.
Young mum hanged herself after losing job at doctor’s surgery — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young mom with insomnia, taking citalopram and zopiclone, loses job, hangs herself.
Man stabbed wife to death in shower in real-life Psycho attack then joked with police when they arrived — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Financier, no history of vio;ence, takes antidepressant, files to divorce wife of 30+ years, stabs her to death in shower, calls police and jokes with them.
Mother charged with murder in toddler daughter’s death appears in court — (CBS46)
SSRI Ed note: Mom receives "help" [read: drugs] for mental health issues, shoots and kills 2-yr-old daughter a few weeks later.
Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness, Katz was in treatment at least as early as age 12 — (News 4 Jax)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Risperdal, Lexapro, drugged since age of 12, opens fire at e-sports tournament, killing 2, wounding 10, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Teacher had sex with students at alcohol-fueled house party, SC report says — (CBS17)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants openly admits having sex with student, is charged following incidents at party with sex and booze. Loses job.
Art student, 18, battling mental illness took alcohol and drugs then hanged herself after 1am text row with ex-boyfriend when he didn’t invite her on a trip to Brighton — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on antidepressants at 16 threatens suicide to boyfriend, he distances himself, she self-harms, hangs herself.
Woman hanged herself at home while struggling to cope with the menopause — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in menopause given mirtazapine, depression worsens, she becomes anxious, suicidal, erratic, has physical side effects, dies by suicide. Menopause blamed.