Margaret River massacre: Depression drug clue to grandfather’s murder of family — (Perth Now)Saturday, May 19th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man sad about loss of son, lack of work takes antidepressants, gets worse, less "rational", after a few weeks murders his family, kills himself.
Iowa vs Noah Riley Crooks — (IOWA gov’t records)Friday, April 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young teen, on psych meds for several years, shoots and kills his mother for no apparent reason, attempts to rape her. Gets adult sentence, 50 yrs.
‘Schizophrenic’ dad admits suffocating wife and drowning their two children in bath but denies murder ‘on grounds of diminished responsibility’ — (The Mirror)Monday, April 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man given diazepam for anxiety, paranoia becomes dramatically worse, psychotic, murders wife, 2 kids. Schizophrenia blamed.
Man accused of stabbing Dr. Reddy in court for preliminary hearing — (KSN.com)Thursday, April 12th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on psych med tells psychiatrist he has thoughts of killing him, then stabs him to death 167 times, runs him over with vehicle. Charged with murder.
He killed his mother — then sent his brother $250 for ‘damages,’ family says — (The Washington Post)Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: "Severely depressed" man treated for severe depression, 2 suicide attempts, shoots, kills mother, close friend and self. Everyone baffled.
SSRIs & why I handed in my gun — (MINDS.com)Wednesday, April 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman is prescribed Celexa / citalopram following death of Dad, she develops thoughts of killing the family of a man she felt disrespected her.
Red flags: The troubled path of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz — (The Washington Post)Saturday, March 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Adopted teen loses parents, given psych drugs for years, collects guns, exhibits serious odd, antisocial behaviour, kills 17 at former school.
Lost, resentful, thinking about ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ he found little boy’s house, accused killer said — (The Herald-Leader)Tuesday, March 6th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Nurse on narcotics, antidepressants kills 8-yr-old boy during psychotic episode. Marijuana blamed. Potential death penalty.
Medical Student Stabbed to Death in Library Was ‘The Little Engine That Could,’ Mom Says — (Yahoo)Thursday, March 1st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man, diagnosed/drugged as teen breaks into neighbours' house, court forces meds on him, he stabs random med student in library, killing her. Disoriented.
Joshua Stimpson trial hears more evidence in Molly McLaren Dockside murder case — (KentOnline)Wednesday, January 31st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking his bipolar medication, stalks his ex-girlfriend, stabs her to death 75 times. No emotion. Jailed for life.
Police: Mom kills husband, two sons before shooting herself at upscale resort — (WYFF 4)Wednesday, January 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" Mum, pillar of church, gets treatment from pysch ward, shoots and kills husband, two sons and herself. No motive. Depression blamed.
Luebrecht found guilty — (Putnam County Sentinal)Friday, January 5th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on neuroleptics, antidepressants plans, carries out murder of 14-mo son, pleads involuntary intoxication. Experts lie, court rejects. Mental illness cited.
Christopher Garnier tells murder trial Catherine Campbell asked him to choke her — (CBC News)Monday, December 11th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant sees violent images, father on same med has nightmares, murders a woman during sex, cannot remember. He suspects drug, noone believes.
Parents of son who allegedly murdered 2 younger siblings speak out — (KKTV 11 News)Thursday, November 30th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Troubled teen, 16, medicated, gets dramatically worse, has violent thoughts, kills animals, stabs two younger siblings to death. Mental illness blamed.
Woman says calling from satanic practice led her to stab mother to death — (ABC7 Eyewitness News)Friday, October 20th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants viciously stabs her mother to death, says she felt nothing, she is found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killing — (The Washington Examiner)Wednesday, October 4th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Ordinary, sane retired accountant on anti-anxiety meds shoots people at concert killing 59, dies by suicide. No motive, no brain abnormality found.
‘I defended myself’: accused claims mental illness in Maxi grocery murder — (CTV Montreal)Thursday, September 21st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man medicated for "anxiety and depression" becomes paranoid, stops taking meds, murders grocery clerk. Mental illness blamed.
Woman accused of attempted 7-Eleven murders ‘wielded axe purposefully’ — (news.com.au)Friday, September 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Transgender woman on 5 drugs including "high dose" of Zoloft + amphetamine, becomes psychotic, attacks 2 people in 7-Eleven with axe. Blames mental illness.
St. Charles man who killed twin daughters, self, sought treatment, guns — (The Daily Herald)Friday, August 18th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man stops his antidepressants, later starts again, buys gun. Effexor added, dose increased, one month later kills twin daughters & himself.
Mother accused of murdering her baby son allegedly gave him anti-depressants — (WalesOnline)Friday, August 4th, 2017SSRI Ed note: New mom poisons, kills 7-week-old baby son with antidepressants, probably prescribed to her for postpartum depression,
Doctors unable to agree why a girl, 16, believes people are “robots” and “not real” — (The York Press)Monday, July 3rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, prescribed fluoxetine for anxiety, depression suffers psychosis, kills girl, 7, within month. "Emerging schizotypal" disorder, not Prozac, blamed.
‘He was afraid’: Mother seeks answers after her mentally ill son is shot dead by police — (Yahoo)Monday, June 12th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed schizoid and bipolar stops meds, has manic episode, is shot and killed by police.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleads guilty to all charges in killing of 8 seniors — (Global News)Thursday, June 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Nurse on antidepressants, neuroleptics, has periodic urges to kill people ("red surges"), acts on them, feels terrible guilt, turns herself in.
Father of Kirkersville killer discusses son’s past, events before shootings — (10 WBNS)Thursday, May 11th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on meds for "bipolar" for 2+ decades is aggressive, angry, can't concentrate, shoots and kills 3 people and himself. Father says he would never do drugs.
Hannah Leflar’s killer has ‘psychopathic tendencies,’ expert testifies — (CBC News)Wednesday, May 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, prescribed antidepressants, has hallucinations that continue after he stops meds. executes plan to kill ex-girlfriend. Diagnosed a psychopath.
What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect — (KXAN)Monday, May 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Biology major at U. Texas on Zoloft gets in car accidents, starts missing classes, stabs 4 students, killing one. No warning, no motive.
Surviving the brutal murder of businessman Morgan Huxley — (The Age)Friday, April 14th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young man, diagnoses, no history of violence, on fluoxetine., weaned off Seroquel, follows a stranger home, sexually assaults, stabs him to death 28 times.
Stabbing suspect’s sister: Mental illness behind attack — (Burlington Free Press)Friday, March 31st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Troubled homeless man subjected to periodic forced drugging, many assault convictions, finally kills someone. Mental illness blamed.
50-year murder sentence reduced to 27 years for man who killed his ex-wife — (NJ.com)Friday, March 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, history of domestic violence, becomes delusional, stabs estranged wife to death.
Forensic psychiatrist testifies at Leslie Black hearing — (Prince Albert Now)Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Prosecution grills husband in wife’s drowning trial — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Thursday, March 9th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Husband takes woman who harmed young sons, 2 and 5, to GP for depression, he prescribes Celexa (perhaps not taken consistently), she drowns the boys.
NC teen who beheaded mom released from mental health site a week earlier, source says — (The Charlotte Observer)Thursday, March 9th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Socially withdrawn teen in precarious immigration situation sent to psychiatric facility, given 4 medications, murders, decapitates mum in psychotic state.
Auburn man denies knowing why he beat and stabbed fiancee — (The Sun Journal)Wednesday, March 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft for anxiety, depression gets worse, becomes paranoid, beats, stabs fiancee, memory hazy, cannot explain actions. Mental illness debated.
The Quebec [Mosque] attack: The accused was being treated for anxiety and alcohol problems — (Actualité, Journal de Quebec)Monday, February 6th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on SSRIs since teens develops alcohol problems, violent thoughts, starts Paxil in Jan 2017, two weeks later shoots, kills 6 at mosque, cannot explain why.
‘I’LL LEAVE YOU ONLY MEMORIES’ Chilling last text message husband sent to estranged wife before murdering daughter, 6, drowning her dogs and then wrapping her lifeless arms around the pets’ bodies — (The Sun)Tuesday, December 13th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Couple splits, man takes antidepressants, suffers nightmares about harming ex, beloved daughter. Drowns her, pet dogs, hangs himself. Revenge motive blamed.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)Saturday, December 10th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Brockton teen charged in mother’s fatal stabbing — (The Boston Globe)Thursday, December 1st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Teen enrolls in nursing school, is depressed, drops out, doctor gives him medication. He stops eating, acts strangely, murders his mom in "zombie"-like state.
Bodies of missing Highlands Ranch mother and her two young boys found in minivan in Lone Tree — (The Denver Post)Wednesday, November 30th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Great mom on Pristiq, Wellbutrin kills herself, her two young boys. No warning, no motive. Everyone, including husband, shocked. Depression blamed.
Depressed teenager killed his parents and then left his eight-year-old brother paralysed — (The Mirror)Sunday, November 20th, 2016SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" teen, past suicide attempt by overdose (depression meds?) shoots & kills parents, injures brother. Deemed "sociopath" gets life, no parole.
JAILED: Top court prosecutor from Worcester jailed for six years after trying to kill his wife in frenzied knife attack — (Worcester News)Friday, September 30th, 2016SSRI Ed note: "Perfect husband" takes antidepressants for stress, has nice evening with wife, then attempts to stab her to death and kill himself. Depression blamed.
Perry murder case: Wyoming cty. Court: Kastenhuber made several admissions in Perry murder; all statements can be used in trial, judge says — (The Daily News)Monday, September 19th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Woman on anti-anxiety meds, drinks, skips a dose next day, kills her former friend for dating her ex.
Mother ‘smothered her five-month-old son after having a blazing row with her husband during a holiday on the south of France’ — (The Daily Mail)Friday, September 16th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Woman treated in U.K. hospital for depression, no history of violence, goes on holiday, starts to behave erratically, is argumentative, kills her baby.
Family of a Stittsville double murder-suicide continues to seek answers — (Ottawa Magazine)Friday, September 9th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Woman with no history of problems feels sad, GP prescribes Cipralex, she kills her children and herself.
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas Police Officers showed PTSD symptoms, documents show — (The Los Angeles Times)Wednesday, August 24th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet suffers PTSD, V.A. prescribes antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds, he shoots and kills 5 police officers.
Tulsa Police: Woman Tries To Kill Her 2 Kids, Calls Them Cannibals — (News9 Oklahoma)Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from antidepressant decides her children are cannibals, tries to burn them to death in their apartment. They are rescued, she is charged.
Girl whose mum put her in a oven begs for her to remain in jail — (Newsgrio.com)Sunday, July 31st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Mother on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds becomes increasingly unstable, puts 14-month daughter in over on broil, gets 25 years. No parole.
Cold-case murder of Kathryn Laird in Montana will be featured on “Dateline” — (3 KRTV)Thursday, July 28th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Former lawyer on antidepressants, exhibits violent temper, convicted of strangling and drowning his wife. Gets 100 years.
Afghan, 16, arrested in connection with Munich shootings — (The Guardian)Sunday, July 24th, 2016SSRI Ed note: No ISIS, no politics, just a teen with no history of trouble taking medication for anxiety, depression, behind Munich shootings that killed 9.
Gavin Long said he suffered from PTSD, source tells CNN — (CNN)Wednesday, July 20th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Veteran, awarded Marine Corps Good Conduct and other medals, had PTSD, was on at least 3 psychoactive meds when he shot 6 police, killing 3, in Baton Rouge.