Archive for Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma woman arrested after allegedly stabbing infant — (Stillwater News-Press)
SSRI Ed note: New mom recently diagnosed with post-partum depression (= antidepressants) stabs husband and baby.
‘He was afraid’: Mother seeks answers after her mentally ill son is shot dead by police — (Yahoo)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed schizoid and bipolar stops meds, has manic episode, is shot and killed by police.
Tulsa Police: Woman Tries To Kill Her 2 Kids, Calls Them Cannibals — (News9 Oklahoma)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from antidepressant decides her children are cannibals, tries to burn them to death in their apartment. They are rescued, she is charged.
Drug Pipe Found in Truck That Killed Four Ball Players — (Bloomberg)
SSRI Ed note: Driver taking Trazodone and Zoloft hits bus, investigation focuses on marijuana.
Oklahoma labor commissioner stabbed to death in OKC— (News OK)
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Lawton police shooting justified; man answered door with a gun — (The Oklahoman)
SSRI Ed note: Decorated army veteran calls police about vandals in his driveway, tells them he has a gun, they arrive and kill him. D.A. decides shooting justified.
Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military — (New York Times)
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)
SSRI Ed note: 30 studies reviewed, find mental illness a factor in 2,431 murder-suicides, mostly depression. Meds an obvious confounding variable not noticed by researchers.
Oklahoma County jury recommends life without parole for Wayne Roger Smith — (News OK)
Former Krebs councilman pleads no contest — (McAlester News-Capital)
Midwest City teen who hacked grandparents to death pleads guilty to murder, arson — (NewsOK)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants has medication adjusted due to aggression, hacks grandparents to death with machete, kills dog and sets house on fire. Gets life.
Woman Allegedly Kills Cat For Lady Gaga Concert Outfit — (Free Republic)
Mother Throws 8 Year Old to the Ground and Bites him Badly
Bartlesville Woman To Stand Trial In Death Of Her Ten-Day-Old Baby — (
SSRI Ed note: New mom on many medications including antidepressants puts baby in washing machine, baby drowns. Mom charged. Mental state an issue.
Students treated after overdose of anti-depressants — (The Enid News and Eagle)
Middle School Student Loses Consciousness After Taking Antidepressant
22 Year Old Woman Shoots Herself
Woman Made Two Suicide Attempts While Taking Wellbutrin, A.K.A as Zyban, To Quit Smoking
Man Kills Best Friend: Given Death Sentence Waives Appeals: Expert Testifies On Celexa
Creek County Mother Found Dead On Side Of The Road — (
SSRI Ed note: Mom of 2, 26, stops taking antidepressants, becomes suicidal, drinks, kills herself by jumping out of moving truck.
Pilots in crash may have been impaired — (Tulsa World)
Physician Murders His 9 Year Old Son
Woman Kills Nurse
Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Kidnapping
22 Year Old Woman Kills Self: Mother Goes on a Campaign to Warn About Suicide
Soldier in Iraq From Oklahoma Kills Himself
Pharmacist Kills Robber: Goes for Overkill: Charged with Murder
Man Shot to Death in NW Oklahoma City Identified—(
Court date moved for man accused of manslaughter — (The Examiner-Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zyprexa, Ambien, Prozac + Wellbutrin is seriusly impaired, drives, speeds, causes a car crash, killing a woman.
The First Federal Paxil Birth Defect Case Has Been Set For Trial — (
SSRI Ed note: Family attempts to sue SmithKlineBeecham for heart defects in their infant caused by Paxil. The case eventually settles.
Investigator says death a suicide — (Tahlequah Daily Press)
SSRI Ed note: Older woman, prescribed antidepressant after husband dies, shoots herself.
Expert: Antidepressant behind Purcell murder — (The Norman Transcript)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Lexapro and starts to have bizarre, horrible fantasies including cannibalism, kills a 10-yr-old girl, sexually assaults, plans to eat her.
Manslaughter charges filed — (Bartsville Examiner-Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Zyprexa, Ambien, Prozac and Wellbutrin drives, speeds, hits another car right off the road, killing a woman. Is clearly impaired.
OSU’s Sutton charged with aggravated DUI — (Houston Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time university basketball coach takes Effexor, drinks too much and drives, causes accident.
Tulsa Killer Faces Thursday Execution — (KOTV)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, alcohol kills 4 people, sentenced to death, Oklahoma refuses to acknowledge role of medication, refuses to commute death sentence.
Statement of Stefanie E. Pelkey — (House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs)
SSRI Ed note: Widow of Iraq vet testifies how PTSD caused husband's suicide, his loss of sexual function, depression, confusion etc (all well-known antidepressant effects).
‘Why?’ the big question after suicide — (Brownwood Bulletin)
SSRI Ed note: Man in happy family takes antidepressants, medication is changed, he drives to another state and shoots himself.
We asked and you answered — (Native Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man asks newspaper to explore his situation in which use of antidepressants led to a prison sentence. This is an issue for all Americans.
Pageant Queen Shares Testimony And Advocates Understanding Of Mental Illness — (Christian News Today)
SSRI Ed note: New mom gets antidepressants for insomnia, becomes psychotic, suicidal. Postpartum depression blamed.
Man dies as result of shooting, wife improving — (The Daily Ardmoreite)
SSRI Ed note: Recently divorced man on antidepressants attempts murder-suicide, shoots his ex-wife, wounding her, and kills himself.
Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict — (Sequoyah County Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants attempts murder suicide with 6-yr-old son, she overdoses but does not die. Charged, found guilty. Life without parole recommended.
Man Accused Of Road Rage Killing Pleads Not Guilty — (
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants shoots and kills another motorist in a road rage incident.
County man to face trial in Norman ‘road rage’ case — (Shawnee News-Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts taking Paxil, shoots and kills another motorist at point-blank range in a road rage incident.
70-yr-old culprit in murder-suicide — (KFOR4)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 70, takes antidepressants, no longer acts "normal", decapitates wife and drowns himself.
Trouble led man to kill, friend says — (
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal commits murder-suicide
Heavener Man Charged with Domestic Abuse — (Times-Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal becomes destructive and abusive.
SSRI Ed note: Man commits suicide on Effexor and Lexapro, lawsuit against Forest and Wyeth for failure to warn fails on a technicality.
BA man charged in stabbings — (Tulsa World)
Killings spotlight domestic violence — (The Daily Oklahoman)