Archive for Ohio (OH)

Shaker Heights father suffered from depression, sent alarming email before suspected murder-suicide — (
SSRI Ed note: Man "suffering depression" sends alarming text to parents, kills his family and himself.
Ohio gunman Connor Betts ‘showed her synagogue shooting video on first date’, says ex-girlfriend Adelia Johnson — (South China Morning Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, cocaine, goes on shooting spree, killing 9, wounding "dozens". Mental illness blamed.
Teen ‘serial killer in training’ gets life without parole in brutal death of 98-year-old Wadsworth woman — (The Chronicle-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Formerly "sweet" teen prescribed Zoloft when Dad gets leukemia, also on Concerta, begins drinking, criminal behaviour, murders elderly woman. Mum blames Zoloft.
Luebrecht found guilty — (Putnam County Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on neuroleptics, antidepressants plans, carries out murder of 14-mo son, pleads involuntary intoxication. Experts lie, court rejects. Mental illness cited.
Jury to decide fate of CPD Ofc. Steven Smith’s killer, Lincoln Rutledge — (NBC4  WCMH TV)
SSRI Ed note: Divorced man depressed mixes alcohol, antidepressants, becomes paranoid, aggressive, suicidal, delusional, kills policeman in standoff. Gets life, no parole.
Father of Kirkersville killer discusses son’s past, events before shootings — (10 WBNS)
SSRI Ed note: Man on meds for "bipolar" for 2+ decades is aggressive, angry, can't concentrate, shoots and kills 3 people and himself. Father says he would never do drugs.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)
SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
Man killed by police had history of mental illness — (The Enquirer Cincinnati)
SSRI Ed note: Former foster child, talkative & fun, forcibly medicated, stops taking meds, threatens polic officer who shoots, kills him. Mental illness blamed.
An American ISIS Cell: The Story of 3 U.S. Recruits — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Ohio teenager with problems given Lexapro instead of help, joins ISIS, leaves USA, becomes a fighter, dies in Syria.
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.
Former Bachelor Contestant Lex McAllister Dies From Apparent Suicide — (Jezebel)
SSRI Ed note: Contestant on T.V. show, diagnosed with depression and bipolar, threatens suicide, overdoses on prescription medication and dies.
Jail Cell Death of Cleveland Mother Ruled Accidental — (
SSRI Ed note: Double dose of antidepressant kills woman.
Accountant who fled to Appalachian Trail pleads guilty to wire fraud in Ohio embezzling case — (Access
SSRI Ed note: Man embezzles millions, disappears.
What did grand jury hear in mysterious Mason death? — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac shot and killed, police interrogate husband but grand jury accepts that suicide more likely.
Rawson man sentenced to 32 years for rape — (The Findlay-Hancock County Courier)
American tragedy: At least 50% of police shooting victims struggled with mental illness — (Daily Kos)
SSRI Ed note: Police officers too often feel justified in slaughtering people diagnosed with mental illness.
Leelah Alcorn and transgender suicide — (Connexicon)
SSRI Ed note: Trans teen from traditional Christian family struggles with her choices. Given Prozac instead of support, she dies by suicide. Med not suspected.
Cleveland woman with mental illness died after police used takedown move, brother says — (
SSRI Ed note: Medical examiner does not know what killed a woman taking citalopram, quetiapine, Risperdal and Benadryl and held down on pavement by police.
Trucker in Massive Rig Destroys Two Families in His Sleep — (Bloomberg Business)
SSRI Ed note: Trucker on Prozac, other meds, dozes off while driving, kills woman, critically injures her 2 sons, takes no responsibility, says woman had "expiration date".
Police: Man confessed to killing mother with pen before his death — (WLWT5)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants starts behaving strangely before stabbing mom.
Drugs and aging can be a deadly combination — (The Columbus Dispatch)
Ohio mom charged after taking daughter to school — (Ashland Times-Gazette)
Dad describes son’s suicide — (The Tribune Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq Vet, on Valium, Percocet, Paxil - dose increased 4 times - for PTSD, pain, shoots & kills himself in front of Dad. Care criticized, Paxil not a suspect.
Doctor fought for jury trial and lost — (The Canton Repository)
SSRI Ed note: Dr. Morris Kinast prescribes Paxil to 9-yr-old in 2007, despite FDA warnings. He commits suicide on the medication at age 11. His parents sue Kinast.
Ryan Freel seemed to have it all—a major league career, a loving family, a few million in the bank. But life without baseball was more than he could bear — (Sportsnet)
SSRI Ed note: Major league baseball player takes antidepressants, suffers concussion, marriage ends, he kills himself with gun.
Spike in heroin-related deaths in area reflects access, potency — (The Blade)
Ohio IP Exonerates Glenn Tinney in False Confession Case — (California Innocence Project)
The Cleveland High School Shooting: Portrait of the Suspect as Teenager — (TIME)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, good student, helpful, "never a problem", "prescription meds" used by brother in treatment, shoots 5 at Chardon High School, killing 3.
Mom remembers son who died at InfoCision Stadium — (Akron Beacon Journal)
Teacher allegedly made vodka drinks and had sex with two boys, student testifies — (Dayton Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Gymn teacher on Zoloft has sex with two students, pleads insanity. Lawyer acknowledges drug with booze impaired her judgement.
Woman sues after her prison release — (Columbus Dispatch)
Mom Says Taking Zoloft Killed Her Newborn — (Courthouse News)
Missing Ohio Mom Sara Apple and 4-Year-Old Son Max Disappeared Four Days Ago — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants disappears with 4-yr-old son.
Woman Burns Down her $400,000 House: Her Son Had Killed Himself There
Whatever Happened to. . .a widow’s suit against Fairview Park after an officer shot and killed her golf club-wielding husband in 2005? — (The Plain Dealer)
SSRI Ed note: Therapist has bad reaction to antidepressant, goes on destructuve rampage, wife calls police, he threatens officer with golf club, is shot and killed.
Dennis Auerswald’s life insurance inquiries presented in trial — (Medina-Gazette)
Woman Crashes Into Amish Buggy
Soldier: Woman Marine, 20 Years Old, Dies From Interaction of Zoloft With Alcohol
Step-Father Murders his Step-Son
Teen’s suicide highlights pain of fighting depression — (Dayton Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on Cymbalta for depression, it makes her worse, her family takes her off, she dies by suicide in withdrawal. Family baffled re: "reason".
Famous Comic Writer Dies of Accidental Overdose of Prozac & Wellbutrin
SSRI Ed note: Comedy writer prescribed Prozac and Wellbutrin dies of overdose (of these meds)
Ohio mother in murder-suicide took depression meds — (
SSRI Ed note: Mother kills her 18-month-old son and 6-year-old daughter and herself.
Bystanders share the blame for bullying: Regina Brett — (The Plain Dealer)
17 Year Old Girl Commits Suicide
Effects of Tough Childhood Linger — (PsychCentral)
Man Commits Suicide: Said Pristiq Made Him Feel like Killing Himself: Lawsuit
Mother of Buckeyes' Football Player Attacks Police Officer & Others
Woman Kills her Friend: Found Guilty by Jury
Woman Uses Knife Against Brother-In-Law: Became Aggressive on Depression Med