Archive for Mississippi (MS)

He killed his mother — then sent his brother $250 for ‘damages,’ family says — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: "Severely depressed" man treated for severe depression, 2 suicide attempts, shoots, kills mother, close friend and self. Everyone baffled.
Her brother drowned, but addiction was his killer. Now she wants reform — (The Sun Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Adolescent given antidepressants, he becomes much worse, later becomes a drug addict, drowns. Antidepressants not suspected as potential source of problems.
KATRINA BLEW HER OFF COURSE — (The Andalusia Star-News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who was medicated throughout her childhood/teen years becomes an addict, steals, loses house, kids, gets into rehab, discovers drug free life is better.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
11-year-old boy’s suicide attempt part of epidemic — (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)
Mother of deceased students files wrongful death lawsuit — (The Daily Mississippian)
SSRI Ed note: Driver on Prozac crosses median, killing 2 students
Ex-cancer clinic officer manager pleads guilty to health care fraud — (Mississippi Business Journal)
Jackson firefighter sentenced for punching then-wife with his fist — (
Tunica millionaire’s death continues to mystify his daughter — (WMC-TV)
SSRI Ed note: Millionaire behaves in bizarrely, travels with 2 young women spending recklessly, appearing intoxicated. Drowns in car on fluoxetine and low level of alcohol.
Man Kills Convenience Store Clerk: Death Penalty: Appeals Court: Mitigating Circumstances — (Death Penalty News)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Prozac, acts strangely, robs store, kills 2. No NCR defence, he is convicted, sentenced to die, denied appeal. Role of Prozac totally missed.
Family: Patient’s too-soon release led to his suicide — (The Clarion-Ledger)
SSRI Ed note: Talented young musician kills self after Paxil dosage increases.
NOLAN v. STATE — (Court of Appeals of Mississippi)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil does badly, Doc switches him to Zoloft, adds Klonapin and Seroquel when he becomes psychotic. Man then kills his father.
Fireman Attacks his Wife
Jackson firefighter blames assault on meds. Man accused of beating wife on New Year’s Eve — (The Clarion-Ledger)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married man, no previous incidents, given antidepressant to quit smoking, drinks beer, beats up wife in front of small children, is charged. Blames meds
Student Arrested for Making School Threat Over Internet — (Hattiesburg American)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 25, on antidepressants is charged for making threats on the internet. His posts reveal disturbed thinking.
Have An Antidepressant Day — (Jackson Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Coed self-harms, almost loses her life to Paxil. Psychiatrist claims to know if toddlers' serotonin levels need adjusting, believes in medicating children.
PRUITT v. STATE — (Leagle)
Woman plunges off I-55 bridge, dies — (Clarion-Ledger)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on "severe" antidepressants gets prescription change, does not sleep for 3 nights, kills self by jumping off bridge.
Anatomy of a nightmare; Tracing events of a tragic Tuesday — (Franklin County Times)
SSRI Ed note: Six killed including shooter, 9 injured in Lockheed Martin shooting by man on Celexa and Zoloft.
BENNETT OF v. MADAKASIRA – Supreme Court of Mississippi — (FindLaw)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 3 drugs plus Prozac stabs wife to death over 200 times, is found NGBI. His son sues drug maker for failure to warn about potential violence.
Justin Cheslek — (2004 FDA Hearings)
A Mystifying Murder And the Del Mar Doc — (The San Diego Reader)
Teen guilty in Mississippi school-shooting rampage — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: 17-yr-old on Prozac kills mom, shoots 9 at Pearl High School in Mississippi, killing two. Gets 2 consecutive life terms.
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.