Archive for Alabama (AL)

Couple face death penalty for ‘murder’ of Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney, 3, after she was ‘abducted & drugged’ — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone with woman, 30, kidnaps 3-yr old ,sexually abuses her, gives her drugs and murders her. Faces death penalty.
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.
Bond set at $1 million for Decatur woman charged in husband’s shooting death — (Huntsville Real-Time News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, no record,speeds away from Deputy, taken to psych hospital, starts acting "weird". Weeks later shoots, kills husband she "loves with all her heart".
Mental evaluation green lights trial for man accused in 2015 Goldville murders — (The Alexander City Outlook)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil fails to take it for several days, shoots and kills his live-in girlfriend and her brother, then shoots himself. He survives, is charged.
Girl whose mum put her in a oven begs for her to remain in jail — (
SSRI Ed note: Mother on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds becomes increasingly unstable, puts 14-month daughter in over on broil, gets 25 years. No parole.
Coroner: Kindra Chapman committed suicide by hanging — (The Birmingham News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18 on benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants steals cellphone, is put in jail, where she becomes agitated and hangs herself.
Jacksonville PD investigating apparent murder-suicide — (6 WBRC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man is prescribed Lexapro, shoots and kills himself and wife one day after starting the med. Wife's ex files a lawsuit against Forest Labs for failure to warn.
Alabama Girl Medically Kidnapped and Forced on Drugs: Parents Facing Jail for Failure to Pay State Child Support — (Health Impact News)
SSRI Ed note: Family may be poor metabolizes of antidepressants, given the 2 suicides. Teenager is drugged by state against her mom's wishes.
Almost 1 year since Huntsville teen’s suicide, Daniel Adamek pushes for better mental health care — (The Huntsville Times)
SSRI Ed note: Parents separate, teen, 15 devastated, GP prescribes antidepressant. Doesn’t work, GP doubles dose, incident of streaking, then suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Georgia school employee hailed as 'real hero' for talking gunman into giving up — (CNN)
Hamby murder trial under way — (Anniston Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Klonapin and Prozac gets into physical fight with girlfriend and kills her.
Murder trial begins — (The Andalusia Star News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on various meds including Lexapro drives recklessly, kills 2, charged with homicide.
Former Sheffield teacher Amanda Watkins on trial for rape, sodomy against student — (WHNT News 19)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher taking medication for depression has sex with 15-yr-old in the back of her car, is caught, diagnosed with all manner of disorders, charged.
Woman gets 30 years in killing — (The News Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Newlywed woman on Prozac is enraged by husband's comment she gets a gun, kills him.
Warrior man arrested while nude, says deputies ordered him out after he had been in shower — (The Birmingham News)
Documents reveal Hammad Memon’s father provided him medication — (FOX 6)
SSRI Ed note: Boy on Zoloft and Strattera (for ADHD) kills schoolmate.
Woman On Oxygen Tank Robs Bank
Woman Locks Herself in Trunk of Her Car: Kills Self: 5 Different A/D's in Her System
Student Brings Prozac to School: 13 Year Old Friend Takes Drug & Has to Be Hospitalized
Witnesses: Kenneth Shipp Shot Huntsville Police Officer Eric Freeman Between The Eyes During Crash Investigation — (NewsWire)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Xanax, hydrocodone; and Prozac (fluoxetine), drinks, shoots and kills police officer during investigation of traffic accident. Gets life.
Soldier is Dishonorably Discharged for Stealing from Canteen: Has No Memory of Incident
Shelby County woman charged in connection with murder-for-hire plot — (FBI, Birmingham Division)
SSRI Ed note: Woman supplies Lexapro to Kimberly Dawn McGuffie to use in a deadly drug cocktail intended to kill McGuffie's husband.
Clarke County judge faces removal over ethics complaints; DuBose could learn his fate today — (The Press-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Judge taking cocktail of depression, ADHD meds displays appalling judgement, bad behaviour, abuses his position in various ways. Faces removal from bench.
Last defendant receives 20-year sentence — (Mobile Press-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, on Prozac is diagnosed bipolar, gets her new boyfriend to kills her childhood friend.
NBA referee pleads guilty to gambling — (The Alexander City Outlook)
SSRI Ed note: NBA referee takes antidepressants, offers bets on games he is officiating. Charged, fined, loses job.
Drug deaths surge higher — (
SSRI Ed note: Epidemic of deaths from prescription meds in Alabama includes an overdose on Effexor.
FAIRBANKS – A longtime Fairbanks businessman was not medically cleared to fly when he crashed in July, killing himself and a passenger — (Juneau Empire)
SSRI Ed note: Experienced pilot on Prozac takes passenger without seat, stove and other equipment, no flight plan, crashes plane killing both.
Mom enters guilty plea in death of infant — (The Mobile Register)
SSRI Ed note: Young mom can't stand baby's crying, gets antidepressants, becomes callous, abusive, finally kills him. Original charge capital murder, she gets 15 yrs.
Firefighter Deaths from Prescription Medications: Two Case Studies — (Fire Engineering)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 28, taking painkillers, Ambien, Effexor, Paxil and Valium dies in his sleep from multiple drug intoxication.
SSRI Ed note: 17-yr-old all American boy takes Zoloft, kills a woman, serving life
Suicide plan may have led to shooting of 2 officers — (Huntsville Real-Time News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on cocaine and antidepressants tries to provoke police into shooting him. Mental illness is blamed.
Neighbors say Wright was ‘going downhill’ before the crime — (The Mobile Register)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed first-generation antihistamine, Topomax and Wellbutrin puts 14-month old baby in oven on broil. Mental illness is blamed.
Man opens fire on officers responding to mobile home fire — (Alabama Real-Time News)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal causes disturbance, fires at responding deputies
Terri Williams — (FDA HEARINGS 2004)
Jury selection continues in hatchet murder trial — (The Birmingham News)
SSRI Ed note: Alabama man, 20, on Ritalin, Prozac and Klonapin attacks his family with a hatchet, killing his parents.
Man guilty of manslaughter in fatal shooting of neighbor — (Mobile Register)
Grandmother kills two children, then herself – No clues why she killed grandson — (Florida Times-Union)
Bank Robber, Once A Hero, Going To Prison — (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Decorated police officer takes prozac, steals, loses job, gets 4 years. He "can't believe" he stole.
Baldwin woman convicted of `execution’ of husband: Sheila Cooper faces 20 years to life in prison — (Mobile Register)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac tells people she wants to kill her husband, buys bulets, shoots and kills him, is convicted.
Zoloft Verdict Delivered — (Gadsden Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Zoloft for depression, kills his wife, charged with murder, jury believes the drug was responsible for the violence.