Archive for Setting fires

San Jose mass shooting gunman: Who is Sam Cassidy? — (KRON4)
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.
Woman with mental health problems admits to killing her mother — (Montreal Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with long exposure to psych meds suffers significant thought disturbance, hostile to her mom, prepares for invasion by hostile org, stabs mom to death.
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.
Child tried to stop fatal knife attack on mother by ‘delusional’ father, court told — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed man takes antidepressants with Tramadol, becomes agitated, delusional, stabs partner to death in front of kids.
Depressed Greenpeace boss died after stepping into the path of a tube in front of his horrified father as they both returned from visiting his dementia-stricken mother — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Environmental activist, history of depression, failed marriages, suicide attempts, "responding well to medication" (!?!) steps in front of train, dies.
Forensic psychiatrist testifies at Leslie Black hearing — (Prince Albert Now)
Tulsa Police: Woman Tries To Kill Her 2 Kids, Calls Them Cannibals — (News9 Oklahoma)
SSRI 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.
Authorities say two girls and their mother were dead before a house explosion and fire killed their father and shook homes throughout the neighborhood — (
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.
Southampton mother pleads guilty to killing son, 5, in car blaze, court hears — (Hampshire Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on Zoloft acts bizarre, goes missing, attempts murder-suicide by burning her 5-yr-old son and herself in a car. Survives, pleads guilty, committed.
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.
‘My dad did it’: Boy’s tragic words as he lay dying following deliberate inferno — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man feels suicidal after marriage fails, GP prescribes antidepressants. 3 months later man kills his sons and himself in a house fire. ADs never suspected.
San Antonio Police Have Radical Approach To Mental Illness: Treat It — (Kaiser Health News)
SSRI Ed note: Police Department discovers that talking to people instead of killing them has a number of advantages.
Katie Foreman murder: Bradley Rawlinson, Wendy Evans and Michelle Proud sentenced — (The Illawarra Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on and off antidepressants plots with lover to murder her girlfriend, they do this by burning the victim, Katherine Foreman, to death.
Police: Arson suspect upset he had to move out — (The Columbian)
Murat Col set his girlfriend alight but she said he didn't mean it — (
Kolar medico dies: WAS it suicide or murder over Telangana? — (Deccan Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Medical student takes antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Suicide watch teen’s prison death — (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Man: 'I lit the wicks' in autism center arson — (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Resolven woman damaged £2,000 of former partner's property in New Year arson attack — (Llanelli Star)
Woman’s arson attack on family home led to father-of-two’s tragic suicide — (Kilkenny People)
Local will serve life sentence in murder — (Marietta Daily Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Three different SSRIs plus Ambien worsen the situation for a couple with problems, finally he bludgeons her and sets her on fire.
Sub arsonist wanted to leave work early — (Portland Press Herald)
Perfect family wiped out by dad grieving for tragic baby boy — (Mirror News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants kills his family on the anniversary of the death of his baby son.
Cops decided to press attempted arson charges — (
Cousin: ‘She really is sick’ — (Salem News)
SSRI Ed note: Single mom on psych meds since she was 8 or 9, slashes throats of her two children, attempts suicide, sets apartment on fire, gets 20 - 25 years.
Police charge fire victim Kenji Suda’s wife Sakura with murder — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Pristiq for 2 weeks murders her husband, attempts suicide, by setting a fire. He burns to death, she escapes.
Arson suspect's son says mom needs mental help — (KTRE)
Child’s multiple diagnoses create challenges for Topeka family — (The Topeka Capital-Journal )
SSRI Ed note: Child given "more than 60" meds, many diagnoses finally gets only Adderall, Seroquel +Zoloft, still aggressive. A miracle that he can manage at all.
Family died at mother’s hand — (OMAHA WORLD-HERALD)
Cops shoot armed mentally-ill man 8 times after he set fire to his home, threatened firefighters — (New York Daily News)
Quiet man stayed silent on his most terrible deed — (
SSRI Ed note: Devoted father, on medication for depression, kills himself and his two kids by setting his car on fire and staging a crash.
Gippsland man sent for trial — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants faces 190 charges related to setting brushfires including 10 counts of arson causing death.
Man endangered others by lighting fire in block of flats—(Worcester News)
Revealed: Why millionaire Christopher Foster slaughtered his family—(Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Millionaire has tax problems, loss of mansion imminent, takes antidepressants, has suicidal thoughts, kills family, animals and self. Finances blamed.
Neighbors reached out, but it was too late for Bill Olbert — (The Holland Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants stabs estranged wife, sets house on fire, has stand-off with police, is shot,l killed.
Coatesville man charged in fire death — (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants is suicidal, hallucinates, sets a fire that kills an 83-yr-old woman.
Murder accused ‘set fire to body after killing pal’ — (The
SSRI Ed note: Unemployed man on antidepressants drinks heavily, kills friend, sets his body on fire.
SSRI Ed note: Father, 27, given antidepressants to cope with the death of his daughter commits suicide by setting himself on fire.
Fireball dad ‘could have been saved’ — (The Telegraph & Argus)
SSRI Ed note: Young man medicated since early teens, suicidal, depressed, threatens to light himself on fire and does so, causing his death.
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, wife has left him, drinks, sets fire to his house and refuses to leave. He is forcibly rescued and charged.
Suicide verdict on man who set himself on fire — (Berkshire Live)
SSRI Ed note: Happy-go-lucky man drinks while on antidepressants, steals car, commits suicide by setting himself on fire.
Jilted lover jailed for knife attack — (The Swindon Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants drinks, sets house of ex-husband's girlfriend on fire, attacks her with knife, gets 4.5 years in priso, has little memory of events.
Community in shock over OPP injuries — (Cornwall Standard-Freeholder)
Man set fire to tablets at mum’s house — (The Warrington Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man annoyed because antidepressants do not work puts them in bin, sets them on fire, sets house on fire.
Arsonist gets probation in Needville case — (The Fort Bend Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Paxil sets fire to high school causing $8 million damage, luckily is not charged as adult.
Man who threatened to set fire to police officers jailed for four years — (The Argus)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil (Seroxat) drinks, assaults 2, pours diesel on officers who attend the scene, tries to light it. Charged.
Depressed arsonist mum avoids jail — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Woman's high dose antidepressants make her "agitated and suicidal", she announces, carries out plan to set house on fire. Son gets her out. Depression blamed.
Man waits four years for day in court — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Man who stops taking Prozac and Xanax, then restarts the meds has extreme reaction, wants to plead involuntary intoxication for setting fire, trial delayed.
Former school director sentenced for setting fire — (The Times-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops antidepressants, sets his house on fire, in sentencing him, court requires that he stay on prescribed medication.