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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.
Detroit police sniper shoots barricaded gunman who terrorized hostage — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for "bipolar" stops taking it, experiences mania in withdrawal, takes girlfriend hostage, killed by police after 9 hr standoff.
‘Gifted’ schoolboy, 18, killed himself by crashing into a lorry after missing out on place at top uni — (The  Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Kind, gifted student feels anxious, counsellor prescribes fluoxetine, he dies by suicide shortly after. Coroner does not suspect role of medication in tragedy.
Police release body camera footage of teenage girl’s fatal shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: High school student on antidepressants goes on a bizarre rampage, driving recklessly, pointing a toy gun at police, who shoot and kill her.
Tragic dad’s final phone call to wife before walking into traffic on M62 — (The Hull Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes antidepressants for suicidal man, he takes them, later kills himself. Coroner notes "neither drugs or alcohol played a part in his death". Really?
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.
Suspect In Arizona Rookie’s Death Was Mentally Ill: Troopers – Isaac D. King, 20, was on medication for anxiety and depression and has no criminal record, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said — (The Phoenix Patch)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants has manic episode, throws rocks, assaults trooper, Trooper killed. Mental illness blamed.
Medicines for Treating Autism’s Core Symptoms / Autism not associated with violence, advocates say — (Autism Speaks Canada / The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Van killer had odd behaviours resembling pysch drug side effects. Crime attributed to autism. Meds never mentioned/suspected, he is found guilty,
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Baseball hall of fame pitcher takes Prozac, Ambien, other meds, does dangerous, illegal "hotdog" maneuvres in his new aircraft, dies in crash. Everyone shocked.
Man gets 3 years in prison for assault, EH apartment arson — (The Journal Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Man being "treated" for depression, bi-polar, PTSD assaults hospital worker, sets apartment on fire, gets 3 yr jail term even though mental illness 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.
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes zolpidem and Effexor, drives badly impaired, is convicted twice (2007 & 2010). At 53, dies in sleep at home, cause not yet known.
2degrees boss should not have been flying, report finds — (The New Zealand Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot on Cymbalta does not disclose he is taking the drug, flies plane, loses power (reason not identified), crashes into sea killing him and his wife.
Maui man appears in court for allegedly killing estranged wife — (KHON 2)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Ambien, stabs and kills former girlfriend, stabs 2 others, does not remember anything after taking the meds.
French school teacher had attended psychiatric unit before Alps avalanche tragedy — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher takes pupils on ski trip, takes them to a black slope closed due to avalanche warning, 3 die
Woman who killed husband, son-in-law in DUI crash sentenced to 6 years — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Devoted grandmother, 69, takes Ambien, drinks, drives SUV with grandson a passenger through her living, dining rooms killing husband and son. Gets 6 yrs.
Father, 41, who boasted of having ‘the best wife ever’ is shot dead by police outside his home after they were called to domestic row — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Normally happy family man takes antidepressant, causes disturbance, is shot by police.
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
Clinton Township mother: ‘He took my baby from me’ — (Macomb Daily Trials)
SSRI Ed note: Man on alcohol under legal limit, plus Prozac and Lyrica, who caused fatal accident, acquitted of impaired driving charge. Possibly suicide attempt.
Sand City shooting: Mother of dead suspect recalls son’s troubles — (Santa Cruz Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on drug cocktail including Wellbutrin, $160K in warrants outstanding, shot and killed with her boyfriend in standoff with police outside Target store.
Witnesses describe chaos at Scott County concert where man was killed — (6abc wate.com)
SSRI Ed note: Food truck vendor at concert, on Xanax + antidepressant + alcohol, drives SUV into crowd, injuring many, killing one.
Chicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire — (The State Journal-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft attempts suicide, sets fire to radar facility, causes massive disruption in flights, over $100 million in losses. Mental illness blamed.
No Charges Filed Against LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Oceanside Man — (KPBS)
SSRI Ed note: Following car chase, police shoot, kill a vet on antidepressants as he exits his vehicle, continue shooting after he falls, killing him on live tv. No charges.
Appeal of Court Termination of Parental Rights — (Justia.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac, Buspar, Trazodone is "not capable of caring for herself, much less a child", loses custody of daughter.
Sisto pleads guilty to assault — (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 21, on Prozac and 2 anxiety medications drives recklessly, kills a couple, speeds, resists arrest. Faces 35 years in prison.
MacInnis to serve 38 years for shooting at New River mall — (The Roanoke Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mall shooter, fan of school shootings while on psych meds stops them, 3 months later shoots people at local mall. Guns & mental illness blamed. Gets 38 yrs.
Mother sought treatment, claimed to hear voices before tossing kids out window — (ABC 13 Action News)
Father charged after 1-year-old ODs on antidepressants — (Indy Star)
State v. May — (COURT OF APPEALS FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO)
Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter — (Springville Journal)
Research confirms antidepressant-autism link — (WND)
Shocking moment a drunk female care worker drove the wrong way down the M5 motorway for FOUR MILES—(Daily Mail)
A Troubled Marine’s Final Fight — (TIME)
Justin Bieber arrested for drag-racing DUI: Did weed, alcohol & antidepressants — (The Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking combination of drugs, including andidepressant, shows poor judgement
Charges against former PPG exec upgraded to murder — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Drink-drive mum crashes car with her three kids on board on way home from family wedding — (Manchester Evening News)
Vermont State Police: Mom replaced young son’s ADHD medication with sugar, Prozac — (The Republican)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac tampers with son's medication, removing the stimulant from the capsules, consuming it herself, and replacing contents with sugar + Prozac.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES v. Heidi S. — (COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Seroquel for postpartum depression takes baby to park, drinks, becomes severely intoxicated, loses custody of son.
Woman from Republic is charged with killing toddler daughter with anti-depressant — (KY3)
AG: New details revealed in Manchester officer-involved fatal shooting — (WMUR New Hampshire)
Investigating a military suicide when it's your son — (Aljazeera America)
Mental health paperwork found at home of Miriam Carey after Capitol chase — (CNN)
Georgia school employee hailed as 'real hero' for talking gunman into giving up — (CNN)
Man: 'I lit the wicks' in autism center arson — (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Former Bluffton man declared unfit to possess weapons to get rifles, shotgun back — (The Island Packet)
‘I Love You’: What Father Of Two Shouted Before Shooting His Wife And Later Hanging Himself Over Her ‘Affair With Solicitor’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking steroids and anti-depressants which make him "violent and unpredictable" shoots his wife at her salon then hangs himself in the woods.
Man Who Killed Dwarf Friend By Putting 27 Anti-Depressant Tablets Into His Pint As A Joke Is Jailed For Five Years — (Daily Mail)
Mom of boy, 16, killed by cops: ‘He was bipolar, depressed’ — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: "Normal teenager", good student, medicated for "bipolar" gets a gun and starts shooting in public, is shot and killed by police.
PCSO Who Crashed Car After Mixing Wine With Anti-Depressants Lied About Who Was Driving — (Daily Mail)
JetBlue pilot's outburst: Could side effects from medications be at fault? — (CSMonitor)