Archive for Murder-suicide

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.
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.
Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know — (heavy.com)
SSRI Ed note: "Very nice kid" takes valium, plans mass shooting, shoots several people at Gilroy garlic festival, killing 3, then shoots & kills himself.
Officials: Man who killed mother, stepfather, another man had recently stopped taking medication — (WMURG)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran, long-time user of "mental health medications" stops them, becomes psychotic, kills parents, friend, himself.
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 chikdren and herself.
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.
The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect may have had mental illness — (WHEC News 10)
SSRI Ed note: Police find "evidence" that woman who shot up Rite Aid warehouse, killing 3 and self was diagnosed with mental illness, recently became agitated. No motive.
New records reveal Danforth shooter was reclusive, battled mental illness — (The Globe & Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, drugged since childhood despite parents' claim that "medications & therapy unable to treat" him, shoots 15 on Danforth, killing 2.
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.
Man who killed wife, 3 children and committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh was depressed: Police — (The Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: Father who is "battling depression" kills wife, puts her in refrigerator, strangles 3 daughters, hangs himself. News reports "no foul play".
Three Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Redondo Beach — (NBC Palm Springs)
SSRI Ed note: Man on pain meds for back injury urged by wife to seek help for depression, he shoots, kills her, son, and himself. Pain blamed.
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.
Neighbor who knew victims of quadruple murder-suicide in Northland reeling in shock — (Fox4KC)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed bipolar, "not on his medication at certain times", shoots, kills 3 family members. Everyone shocked.
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.
Scientist killed himself after suffering male postnatal depression, former wife claims — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Researcher starts antidepressants after move, marriage breaks down, he becomes suicidal and kills himself. Ex-wife blames post-natal depression.
He killed his mother — then sent his brother $250 for ‘damages,’ family says — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: "Severely depressed" man treated for severe depression, 2 suicide attempts, shoots, kills mother, close friend and self. Everyone baffled.
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.
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.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killing — (The Washington Examiner)
SSRI 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.
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.
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.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD blamed.
Jerusalem Murder-suicide: Woman Killed Her Four Daughters Before Starting Fire, Autopsy Shows — (Haaretz)
SSRI Ed note: Devoted, capable Mum of 4, treated for depression by psychiatrist, inexplicably strangles her beloved daughters, sets apartment on fire, hangs herself.
‘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)
SSRI Ed note: Couple splits, man takes antidepressants, suffers nightmares about harming ex, beloved daughter. Drowns her, pet dogs, hangs himself. Revenge motive blamed.
Bodies of missing Highlands Ranch mother and her two young boys found in minivan in Lone Tree — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Great mom on Pristiq, Wellbutrin kills herself, her two young boys. No warning, no motive. Everyone, including husband, shocked. Depression blamed.
The War At Home — (Broadsheet)
SSRI Ed note: Author reviews 22 cases of filicide since 2000, notes that antidepressants a likely cause for many but the issue has not been explored.
Family of a Stittsville double murder-suicide continues to seek answers — (Ottawa Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with no history of problems feels sad, GP prescribes Cipralex, she kills her children and herself.
Afghan, 16, arrested in connection with Munich shootings — (The Guardian)
SSRI 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.
Coquitlam area murder-suicide involved a mother and daughter, say friends — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" mother does not get "help" for her "sickness" "in time", murders her daughter, commits suicide. Neighbours shocked.
N.J. man who killed wife, self, was hospitalized twice for depression — (Updated Jan 16, 2019)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression becomes suicidal, has sudden severe dark spells, lwife, and self after stand-off with police.
Stittsville woman dies from injuries — (The Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants, marriage deteriorates, is abusive and suicidal, separation agreed, fatally beats wife with baseball bat then hangs himself.
Plano teen who fatally stabbed mom, brother was not intoxicated, autopsy finds — (Dallas Morning News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen who stabbed mother, brother and self to death deemed not intoxicated; "only" had antidepressants in his blood. Old head injury blamed.
Murder-suicide third blow for Western dorm — (The London Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, dean's list student "struggling with mental health" accepted to grad school, kills self and mom. As use of meds goes up so do student suicides.
Man kills son, commits suicide in Uttar Pradesh — (India.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man kills son and himself, police are able to somehow determine from something at the murder-suicide scene to indicate "depression led to the incident."
Authorities say two girls and their mother were dead before a house explosion and fire killed their father and shook homes throughout the neighborhood — (USNews.com)
SSRI Ed note: Either mum or dad murdered 2 girls, other parent, burned house. Mum was on Prozac and she and girls were dead before the fire.
Woman killed husband, infant before committing suicide — (The Bozeman Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman "battling" post partum depression (this almost certainly refers to medication) kills husband, baby son, and herself.
Boy, five, is shot dead by his mother in murder-suicide despite his father’s attempt to get a restraining order against his ‘mentally ill’ ex-wife — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: "Kind, loving, dedicated" mom is diagnosed, medicated, loses marriage, is irritable, paranoid, suicidal in withdrawal, kills self and beloved son, 5.
Thane murders: Hasnain Warekar was stuck in a huge debt of Rs 67 lakh — (India.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 35, taking medication for mental illness, murders 14 family members including his mom, then commits suicide.
Husband killed wife then himself in South Yorkshire home — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man, happily married 21 years, becomes unduly anxious over a sound financial investment, takes antidepressants, cannot sleep, stabs wife and self to death.
Motive remains a mystery as police close case of Oakland quadruple homicide-suicide — (Portland Press-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking citalopram, trazodone and various other drugs kills 3. Officials are puzzled about motive. Mental illness is blamed.
Soldier in highrise murder-suicide suffered from PTSD, obituary says — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran treated for PTSD, "ecstatic" to have fallen in love and married, inexplicably dies with pregnant bride in murder-suicide.
Depressed mum stabbed her two daughters to death because she feared one had cancer — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with two young children tells husband she feels suicidal, GP prescribes antidepressants, she kills herself and them a week later.
UPDATE: Victims of Jed Allen in Didcot triple-murder were unlawfully killed, inquest finds — (Oxford Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants has dark thoughts, stabs 3 people to death and later kills himself.
Devon man stabbed wife to death before killing himself in ‘extremely unusual case’ — (North Devon Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married retiree, 79, stabs wife to death with no warning,overdoses on medication and alcohol and cuts himself. Stress of home construction blamed.
Nigel Henderson stabbed wife Stacey Henderson to death in Chepstow after she began divorce proceedings, inquest hears — (South Wales Argus)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressive" with history of suicide attempts by overdose stabs and kills his wife and himself when she tells him she wants a divorce.
 Hunt family inquest reopens pain of tragic deaths — (The Australian)
SSRI Ed note: Kim Hunt takes antidepressants on and off, with negative impact on her personality, patience with her children. Husband eventually kills entire family.
Oregon Killer’s Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Oregon Shooter, drugged since childhood and committed whenever he did not take his meds, kills 9, dies in gunfire exchange with police
Eureka police retrace final hours before murder-suicide of woman, 6-year-old granddaughter — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)
Lake Mtka. Community Grasps For Answers After Family Murder-Suicide — (CBS Minnesota)
SSRI Ed note: Man on unnamed antidepressant kills himself and his family.