Archive for Colorado (CO)

LaSalle officer in cleared in shooting of off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Off duty Sherriff's Deputy on Prozac drank, involved in high speed chase, behaves aggressively, is shot and killed by another officer.
Devon Erickson, 1 Of 2 Suspects Charged In Shooting At STEM School Highlands Ranch Shooting — (4 CBS Denver)
SSRI Ed note: 2 students, one transgender, on Zoloft, Xanax, Abilify,gawd knows what else plan a school shooting, are thwarted early in attack. Found guilty as adults.
He followed a car for several blocks — then shot a woman and her kids point-blank, cops say — (Merced Sun-Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "mental health issues" on new medication shoots mom, 2 kids and a bystander, killing 1, in road rage incident.
Colorado family gunned down in road rage incident — (The Worcester, Massacheusetts Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Young man starts new prescription medication for "mental health issues", shoots 4 people in road rage incident, killing one.
Man who killed Colorado deputy fled mental ward in 2014, document shows — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Honorably discharged army veteran, lawyer on multiple psych meds stockpiles ammunition, starts acting strangely, shoots at police officers, kills 1, injures 4.
Parents of son who allegedly murdered 2 younger siblings speak out — (KKTV 11 News)
SSRI Ed note: Troubled teen, 16, medicated, gets dramatically worse, has violent thoughts, kills animals, stabs two younger siblings to death. Mental illness blamed.
Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System — (Mother Jones)
SSRI Ed note: Two examples of the many inmates of North American jails who die annually because of lack of proper treatment for multi-med withdrawal problems.
Ex-Fort Carson soldier admits to killing man in botched robbery — (Colorado Springs Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Ex-soldier diagnosed with PTSD, on medication for depression and anxiety, breaks in to a home with plans to steal, stabs a man to death. Gets 45 - 60 yrs.
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.
Tom Fallis murder trial: Attorneys present stories of an angry husband and a depressed wife during opening statements — (Greeley Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants until she became pregnant miscarries, dies by gunshot, husband claims suicide, 2 juries agree but med-ignorant "48 Hours" doesn't.
Renowned doctor rules Castle Rock teen’s death homicide, not suicide — (kdvr FOX 31 Denver)
SSRI Ed note: Teen who ran out of antidepressant dies by suicide (hanging) nobody believes she would do this. Article title misleading.
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ star Amanda Peterson died of accidental overdose, Coroner says — (Los Angeles Times)
Widow sues Thornton police for killing mentally ill husband — (The Denver Post)
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Autopsy: Woman in custody of Adams County deputy died from antidepressant drug, alcohol intoxication — (7NEWS Denver)
SSRI Ed note: Woman amitriptyline & fluoxetine dies by overdose combined with alcohol. Probable suicide. Everyone puzzled why she would do this.
Colorado responds slowly to psychotropic drug use among foster kids — (The Denver Post)
CSU student's October suicide prompts policy changes — (Coloradoan.com)
Aurora theater shooting documents: Doctor reported James Holmes was threat to public — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft warns psychiatrist of homicidal thoughts, she does not act in time, he kills 12, sentenced to life in prison. Psychiatrist not blamed.
New diagnostics firm asks: Can genes give clues about who’s at risk for antidepressant-related suicide and violence? — (MedCity News)
Expert testifies that pills, alcohol led soldier to kill — (Stars and Stripes)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Celexa drinks alcohol, viciously stabs and strangles fellow soldier to death for no reason as she sleeps
Flirting with trouble: Details of life of man accused of killing police officer begin to emerge — (Austin Statesman)
SSRI Ed note: Promising student takes Xanax for depression, loses motivation, gets into trouble, shoots and kills a police officer.
Man who killed ex-wife at Parker McDonald’s was cancer-free — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on barbiturates and nortriptyline kills ex-wife, self.
Expelled student sentenced to prison — (Greeley Tribune)
Attorney for suspect in double homicide raises possibility of PTSD — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for PSTD participates in of two murders, other offenses.
Man Detonates Dry-Ice Bombs in Front of Strip Clubs
11-year-old starts foundation in dad’s memory — (The Times-Call)
SSRI Ed note: Man experiencing employment setbacks seeks help for unstable mood, is prescribed antidepressant, dies by suicide. Bipolar disorder blamed.
Chiropractor Beats His Ex-Wife & Her Friend: Had No Previous Criminal History: 5 Years in Prison
Drugs ‘likely’ caused crash — (The Durango Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drives recklessly, causes a fatal crash, killing self and other motorists; perhaps accident, perhaps suicide.
Soldier, Returned from Iraq, Is Shot in Hand by Police: Said his Med For Depression Didn't Work
Ablechild – Unsung Hero in Battle Against Psychopharmaceutical Industry — (Countercurrents)
SSRI Ed note: Parents fight school pressure to drug their kids.
Major General's Son in ROTC Kills Self After Recent Prozac Withdrawal Syndrome in June, 2003
Paige: We must learn from McKinley's death — (The Denver Post)
19 Year Old Woman Kills Herself
Man on 200 Mg. of Zoloft for 2 Years Feels Depressed As Ever
Colorado mental-health counselor charged with murdering infant son — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman worries needlessly that her 6-month old son is autistic, takes Zoloft, feels increasingly suicidal, smothers baby to death a week later.
Woman Seriously Injured in Suicide Attempt on Paxil: Lawsuit
Wife Poisons Husband
Soldier Attempt Suicide: Transitional Units for Soldiers Criticized
Vietnam Veteran Taking Depression Med for PTSD Kills One: Injures Two
Sleeping-pill defense claimed in Denver-area murder case — (The Denver Post)
20 Year Old Stabs U. of Colorado Student: Charged with Assault
Recent Withdrawal: Man Kills Policeman & Self: Wounds Two Other Officers: Also Involved Alcohol
Businessman Slits his Own Throat While Driving Down the Highway
Soldier Returned From Iraq Charged with Attempted Murder of Wife — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier prescribed anti-depressants, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs attempts suicide, attacks wife when she intervenes, is charged with criminal offence.
Assault suspect arrested — (The Daily Sentinal)
Man Kills One Police Officer & Injures Two Officers: Is Killed by Police
Casualties of War, Part I: The hell of war comes home — (The Colorado Springs Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Traumatized Fort Carson soldiers are drugged, drink, become addicted to pain meds, complaints lead to dose increase. Murders, suicide attempt result.
Web Prescription Tests California Medical License Law—(LAW.COM)
Man with head trauma ordered to stand trial for fatally stabbing surgeon father — (The Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man with CTE on Ambien, Lexapro has delusions, stabs and kills surgeon father,
Widow Loses Fight For Payout — (The Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Lexapro takes out insurance, lies about taking medication, arranges to be killed, widow has claim denied.