Archive for Infanticide / Filicide

College prof charged with killing baby — (The Pocono Record)
SSRI Ed note: Respected, competent professor takes antidepressants, kills her baby daughter with a knife to prevent her "suffering". Charged with murder.
Esther Callejas Shot Her 2 Young Children: How Arizona Mom Displayed Red Flags 2 Weeks Before the Shooting — (Breaking Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum who loves her kids is sad, gets antidepressants from GP, starts to act strangely, becomes suicidal, shoots her 2 small children, killing one.
Mother Charged With Murder in Deaths of Three Children at East LA Home — (NBC Universal, Inc.)
SSRI Ed note: Loving Mom "suffers depression" after birth of youngest, kills them, attempts suicide, charged with murder. Classic profile of antidepressant-induced violence.
Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants for postpartum depression suffocated her 8-mo-old when husband goes out to play tennis. PPD blamed.
Mom suspected of killing 3 children suffered from paranoia, delusions, partner alleges ‘She is not taking care of herself and has lost touch with reality. She is extremely paranoid and acts impulsively and erratically,’ claimed the children’s father — (Los Angeles Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering postpartum depression quits therapy, stops taking prescribed meds, becomes paranoid, delusional, stabs her 3 children to death.
Woman drowns baby in bucket of water angry over cries of baby — (Kaumudi Online)
SSRI Ed note: Woman "under depression" drowns baby to stop her from crying.
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.
New details emerge after ‘evil’ West Virginia mum Oreanna Myers kills five children — (7 News)
SSRI Ed note: Openly suicidal woman "battling depression" kills 5 kids, sets house on fire, kills herself while partner away. No real motive, witchcraft mentioned.
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.
Man charged with killing wife, kids after being found in bed with bodies — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks beer, stabs wife and children to death, climbs into bed with them until he is found.
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.
‘WORST OF TRAGEDIES’ Baby found dead at Dublin home after mum’s body discovered at M50 — (Sunday World)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse,"understood to have been suffering from post-natal depression" (which means antidepressants) kills 7-mo -old son, herself.
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.
‘SHE LOOKED NORMAL’ Mom said ‘he’s out of his misery’ after ‘stabbing and drowning five-year-old son’, her husband reveals — (The U.S. Sun)
SSRI Ed note: "Sweetest mother"stops her meds for "mental health issues", becomes agitated, aggressive, stabs and drowns her 5-yr-old son. Withdrawal not suspected.
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.
Shaker Heights father suffered from depression, sent alarming email before suspected murder-suicide — (Cleveland.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man "suffering depression" sends alarming text to parents, kills his family and himself.
TRAGIC DEATH Celeb photographer’s ex gave autistic son, 10, sleeping drug before ‘putting sponge in his mouth and tying it’ — (The Irish Sun)
Dylan Freeman inquest hears mother called friend to admit killing — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom of disabled boy prescribed antidepressants, she becomes psychotic, kills him shortly after, confined to hospital. COVID lockdown blamed, not meds.
Alabama woman admits to smothering 4-year-old daughter with pillow, gets life sentence— (Boston25News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from 13 psych meds suffers "blackout", smothers beloved little girl, lies about it, no cause of death identified, later confesses.
Mother Smothers 11-Month-Old Baby To Death Before Killing Self In Murder-Suicide Case — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants smothers her 11-mo-old baby, commits suicide by jumping from building. Depression blamed.
Mother with baby walked in front of train in Monrovia, police say — (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Mom with "history of depression" (means antidepressants) carries her toddler to their deaths on train tracks.
Berkshire DA releases documents revealing possible motive in grisly murder-suicide — (The Berkshire Edge)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated at psychiatric facility, wife believes his opioid addiction a side effect of other medication, drinks, kills wife, three kids, then himself.
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.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has "mild" postpartum reaction, given antidepressants, smothers her 3-month old daughter. Mental illness blamed.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: New mom diagnosed PPD, prescribed antidepressant, becomes suicidal, overdoses, serious thought disturbance, kills baby to "stop her suffering", baby was fine.
Mother in San Jose murder-suicide struggled with depression; Woman had left job to seek treatment last year — (The Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: "Doting" mother takes antidepressants, feels "loopy", gives up job, gets worse, finally kills sons 4 and 7 and self in murder-suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Social worker feared violence before mom, 3 daughters found shot to death — (News Channel 8)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on psych meds, "unable to understand her need for treatment", becomes paranoid, suffers delusions, murders her children and herself.
George Acres death: Mother of seven-year-old pleads insanity — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes various meds including antidepressants to woman with pain. she dislikes "antipsychotics", stops them. Restarts meds, kills son shortly after.
Noera Ayaz fought against domestic violence, then apparently killed her sons and herself. Her family struggles to understand why — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Perfect mom, attorney, charity supporter takes antidepressants, husband notices worrying changes, kills 2 sons, self. Family in disbelief, meds not suspected.
tweet share email Husband of Houston woman accused of drowning and decapitating son says his wife was depressed — (ABC 13 Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: Mother being treated for depression on and off starts to think and act strangely, drowns and decapitates 5-yr-old son. Charged with capital murder.
When Giving Birth Leads to Psychosis, Then to Infanticide — (The Atlantic)
SSRI Ed note: Postpartum psychis is not recognized as a phenomenon in US law, and the exacerbating effects of SSRI antidepressants are not recognized in any jurisdiction.
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.
Depressed California mom drowns two children, hangs self — (Today’s Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Mother who had recently been diagnosed with depression kills herself and her two children, leaving husband in shock.
Mum whose 18-month-old son died plunging from sixth-floor of Bradford tower block is spared jail — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman treated for depression becomes psychotic, throws toddler from 6th-storey killing him, schizophrenia, not antidepressant, blamed.
Margaret River massacre: Depression drug clue to grandfather’s murder of family — (Perth Now)
SSRI 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.
‘Deceitful and manipulative’ man jailed for 24 years for murdering daughter — (The Argus)
SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for depression attempts suicide twice, later plans and carries out murder of beloved daughter, 7. Reminiscent of David Carmichael case.
‘Schizophrenic’ dad admits suffocating wife and drowning their two children in bath but denies murder ‘on grounds of diminished responsibility’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man given diazepam for anxiety, paranoia becomes dramatically worse, psychotic, murders wife, 2 kids. Schizophrenia blamed.
Darlington mom sentenced to 120 years for murdering her children — (The Journal & Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with depression becomes "unemotional", kills her children and attempts suicide the same month. 99.9% chance she took antidepressants.
Brit mum, 41, charged with murder after her son, 8, is found ‘suffocated with a pillow’ in Australia — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Mom who "requires a daily dose of the antidepressant drug Effexor" suffocates her wonderful 8-yr-old son Brodie Moran, leaving his father heartbroken.
Police: Mom kills husband, two sons before shooting herself at upscale resort — (WYFF 4)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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 Chad Dawson Obituary — (The Star-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Surgeon self-medicates for anxiety & depression, marriage falls apart, personality changes, murders his beloved children, kills himself. Depression blamed.
Records: 8-year-old girl dies after mom overdoses her with anti-depressants — (The Iowa Register)
SSRI Ed note: Mum gives 8-yr-old child amitriptyline and other meds over a long period, the girl dies from drug toxicity. Mum charged.
St. Charles man who killed twin daughters, self, sought treatment, guns — (The Daily Herald)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: New mom poisons, kills 7-week-old baby son with antidepressants, probably prescribed to her for postpartum depression,
Mother accused of stabbing 4 children, husband to death — (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
SSRI Ed note: "Loving mother, wife", "depressed" over father's death, starts to behave bizarrely, murders husband and 4 "great and happy" kids. No motive. Antidepressants?
Pennsylvania Mom Kills Herself and Her 2 Young Kids in Murder-Suicide During ‘Bitter’ Divorce — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Mom separating from husband gets "treatment" for "mental health" issues, shoots and kills her son, 4, daughter 10 and herself.
Mom who killed 2 children, self left note: ‘Just know I loved my kids’ — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Separated woman taking various psychiatric medications sedates and strangles her children, kills herself.
Prosecution grills husband in wife’s drowning trial — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
SSRI 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.