Archive for Iowa (IA)

Missing Person — SOLVED: Larry Ely Murillo Moncada — (Iowa Cold Cases)
SSRI Ed note: Man appears disoriented, GP prescribes antidepressants, he is instantly paranoid, hallucinates, acts irrationally, disappears, body discovered 10 yrs later.
Iowa vs Noah Riley Crooks — (IOWA gov’t records)
SSRI Ed note: Young teen, on psych meds for several years, shoots and kills his mother for no apparent reason, attempts to rape her. Gets adult sentence, 50 yrs.
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.
 Nicholas Luerkens first-degree murder trial: Cedar Rapids man charged in former girlfriend’s stabbing death at Marion Hy-Vee — (The Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man distressed at break-up with girlfriend gets worse on antidepressant, stalks her and stabs her to death.
Survivor charged in suicide pact gone awry — (
CEO of troubled Cedar Falls brokerage arrested, charged — (The Gazette)
New details revealed in mother, son deaths, Police say mom killed toddler then drove into bridge — (KCCI Des Moines)
Plane Crash Victim Was Sioux Falls Doctor — (
SSRI Ed note: Pilot on fluoxetine (Prozac) and Trazodone fails to land plane properly and is killed.
Jury finds Christopher Thompson guilty of second degree murder — (Waukon Standard)
Wire Strikes Cited In Three Fatalities In Two Weeks — (Aero Network)
Des Moines woman says her efforts to aid mentally ill son were in vain — (Indy Star)
Attorney Brutally Attacks His Wife
Man Commits Suicide: Wife Writes to Newspaper to Give a Warning
Iowa Court Upholds Conviction — (The Daily Iowan)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Zoloft invites friends over, they drink, he stabs and hammers the 2 women to death for no reason, Court rejects idea that med responsible.
22 Year Old College Student Hangs Himself
Mother Given Cymbalta For Fibromyalgia Becomes Manic & Dangerous
Soldier, 21, Home From Iraq Hangs Self
Mother Warns of Birth Defects with Paxil After Baby Is Born With Heart Ailments
Testimony ends; divergent opinions emerge on Kehoe mental state — (WCF Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Woman starts Paxil then a series of suicide attempts begin; finally she kills her young son.
Man Shoots Another Man: Was Taking Two Different Antidepressants
Lawyer, 46 Year Old, Commits Suicide
Police Shoot & Kill Man Involved in Home Invasions and Molestations—(KCC18 News)
Police Shoot & Kill Man Involved in Home Invasions and Molestations—(KCC18 News)
Man charged in baby’s death — (The Clinton Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Father on Zoloft drinks, falls asleep on week old baby, smothering her.
Teen suicide warning signs and what to do — (Des Moines Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Yes another list of risks for teen suicide that leaves out one top reason, being on SSRI. Another teen given Zoloft attenpts suicide.
UPDATE 3-US senator seeks FDA probe of Glaxo’s Paxil data — (Reuters)
SSRI Ed note: In 2008, Senator Grassley demanded to investigate whether GSK knew that Paxil [paroxetine] causes suicide before it was marketed. Proof came out that they did.
Man charged with driving while intoxicated; he took dog’s drug — (Globe Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man on newly prescribed antidepressant takes his dog's medicine, crashed car into pole.
Prodigy’s ‘puzzling’ fall leads to murder charge — (Des Moines Register)
SSRI Ed note: Gifted young man with bright future takes antidepressants, drives impaired, assaults girlfriend, murders baby, jailed.
Inhibitor at center of Marin trial — (The Daily Iowan)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on Zoloft inexplicably murders his 2 best friends, blames drug. Experts lie to court about drug effects, defence rejected. He is jailed for life.
Son says Lymans’ relationship seemed normal — (Sioux City Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants drinks too much, insensitive to daughters, loses one to suicide, shoots, kills husband.
Iowa Woman Accused of Drugging Salsa — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman puts her Trazodone in a salsa dip, making her friend sick. Authorities recognize that Trazodone is a "harmful substance" under these circumstances.
Was farmer’s death in cold blood or self-defense? — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants gets into altercation with neighbour, allegedly attacks him, ends up dead.
Autism diagnosis a sentence to life on debilitating psych drugs (real article title not available) — (Hawk Central)
SSRI Ed note: Teen with autism (one cause is prenatal exposure to SSRIs), drugged all his life, does not progress, terrible side effects, is hyperactive, aggressive on SSRIs.
Family Says Postpartum Issue Dismissed By Kutmus — (KCCI Des Moines)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking medication for postpartum depression frowns her infant son. Lawyer does not know enough to blame PPD, let alone the antidepressant.
“I don’t want their ‘sorry.’ I want someone to pay for this.” — (The Des Moines Register)
Police investigate shooting of Council Bluff man — (ZWire)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking antidepressants, "may have been hallucinating", shoots son and kills self in a murder-suicide attempt.
Police: Teen killed sitter over parties — (The Des Moines Register)
SSRI Ed note: Divorced mom is completely shocked when her 16-yr-old son, on Concerta and Wellbutrin, kills the housesitter, his therapist and himself.
Officials are waiting for laboratory results in the death of York Martin, 3 — (Des Moines Register)
No charges will be filed against a Missouri Valley police officer who fatally shot a woman last weekend — (Iowa Briefs)
Family Says Woman Tried Suicide Before — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants talks incessantly about killing herself and her kids, makes several attempts, finally succeeds. Nobody suspects antidepressants.
Bomb suspect says he meant to kill himself — (The Des Moines Register)
Farmer Jeff Hanken robbed 2 banks when his life went HAYWIRE – Burdened by debt, stressed by farming, worried about his autistic daughter, a Castalia man turned to crime instead of turning to others — (The Gazette )
Autopsy: Victims died while asleep — (The Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Gazette)
Allar’s fatal attraction began at age 7 — (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Teen dumped by boyfriend put on antidepressants, she plots his murder with new boyfriend who carries it out. Charged with 2nd degree murder.
Vinton: Street’s death led to guilt, suicide try — (The Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman treated with Prozac after losing fiancee in car accident becomes suicidal, family members notice her "slipping".
14-Year Old Girl Stabs Great Aunt: Given Life in Prison — (
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac stabs her great aunt to death.
Teens had received psychiatric care — (The Pantagraph)
SSRI Ed note: Mother who thinks "manic depression" is hereditary allows her 13-yr old to take antidepressants, attempts suicide, commits murder with a friend.
Women Form Prozac User Support Group — (Park City Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Support group formed for people whose lives damaged by Prozac. Founder became emotionally unstable, violent, lost marriage, was self-destructive.