Archive for Pennsylvania (PA)

‘SHE LOOKED NORMAL’ Mom said ‘he’s out of his misery’ after ‘stabbing and drowning five-year-old son’, her husband reveals — (The U.S. Sun)
SSRI Ed note: "Sweetest mother"stops her meds for "mental health issues", becomes agitated, aggressive, stabs and drowns her 5-yr-old son. Withdrawal not suspected.
Knife-wielding Lancaster man killed by cops was mentally-ill, off meds, sister says — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants, neuroleptics has episode of mania, psychosis, charges at police officer with knife, is shot and killed.
Hempfield Township man admits to killing his father, sentenced to 10-30 years in prison — (WTAE Pittsburgh Action News 4)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for 19 years has a blow up following "medication mistake", beats father, 92, to death. Meds responsible but he gets 10-30 yrs in prison.
I Lost My Wife to Postpartum Depression — (Healthline)
Police identify man who was killed in police standoff after shooting trooper — (Pennsylvania Patriot-News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for many years stops taking them, shoots at police when they arrive to do a welfare check. Police shoot and kill him.
Officials: Man who killed mother, stepfather, another man had recently stopped taking medication — (WMURG)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran, long-time user of "mental health medications" stops them, becomes psychotic, kills parents, friend, himself.
Suicide Or Murder? Philadelphia Teacher’s Baffling Death Still Leaves Her Family Searching For Answers — (Oxygen)
SSRI Ed note: Successful woman on a "range of pharmaceuticals" including zolpidem, clonazepam, stabs herself to death. Disbelieving family unaware of worst med side effects.
Troubling Details Uncovered In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Robert Bowers Past — (KDKA CBS Pittsburgh)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "medical" history incl. police call re: suicide threat posts hate messages, collects guns, shoots 15, kills 11. "Mental health records confidential."
Man shot, killed by police during standoff in Wayne County — (The Pocono Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man drugged for "schizophrenia", "bi-polar" stops his meds, shoots at brother, mom and at police when they arrive. They shoot, kill him.
Man gets prison for near-fatal stabbing of daughter-in-law, judge calls it ‘sad situation’ — (The Morning Call)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds, "struggling to adjust" to new stress med "snaps", stabs beloved daughter-in-law for no reason. Mental illness, blamed. Gets 7 1/2 yrs+.
Pennsylvania Mom Kills Herself and Her 2 Young Kids in Murder-Suicide During ‘Bitter’ Divorce — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Mom separating from husband gets "treatment" for "mental health" issues, shoots and kills her son, 4, daughter 10 and herself.
Prosecution grills husband in wife’s drowning trial — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Husband takes woman who harmed young sons, 2 and 5, to GP for depression, he prescribes Celexa (perhaps not taken consistently), she drowns the boys.
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
Michael’s story: Mentally ill man attacks his family after being deserted by Pa. health care — (PennLive)
SSRI Ed note: Young man smokes dope, diagnosed w. schizophrenia,on neuroleptics (cause rages, apathy), isolated, attacks grandma. Antidepressants make situation much worse.
Pennsylvania ex-Marine shot ex-wife, ‘chopped’ her family, poisoned himself: autopsies — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone, Risperidone and other medication, in custody dispute, kills ex-wife, 5 of her relatives and himself.
Expectant mothers taking antidepressants are ‘more likely to have a child with autism’, say scientists — (Daily Mail)
Pennsylvania woman sentenced to 3 years in daughter's death — (DelmarvaNow)
Mental illness in suspects poses challenge for police — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
PA Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Phila. Paxil wrongful death case that ended with defense victory — (The Pennsylvania Record)
Toxicology report reveals drugs in student who dived from East College Avenue apartment window — (The Daily Collegian)
Judge orders officer accused in road rage incidents to be released from jail — (
SSRI Ed note: Police Officer prescribed Paxil to treat depression after serious fall becomes aggressive and assaults several motorists.
After suicide: All that’s left is ‘why?’ — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman starts on Zoloft as a teenager, become suicidal, kills herself at 29.
Inquest examines fatal shooting of scissor-wielding man in East Huntingdon store — (Tribune-Review)
News brief: Centralia standoff target’s cause of death concluded to be suicide — (Lewis County Sirens)
Edward Gingerich- Only amish man ever tried for murder — (Prezi)
SSRI Ed note: "Peaceful Amish Man" stops taking antipsychotics, on and off antidepressants, is delerious, murders & dismembers wife, hangs himself. Mental illness blamed.
Police: Hit-and-Run Driver was High on Pot, Antidepressants — (Nazareth Patch)
WCO David L. Grove, and Christopher Lynn Johnson’s families testify during sentencing phase of trial — (Waynesboro Record Herald)
Dad gets 5 to 10 for shaking baby — (The Courier Times)
Ronnie Polaneczky: Grieving parents hope something positive can come out of firefighter son's suicide — (Philadelphia Daily News)
Antidepressant Risk for Seniors Varies by Class — (MedPage)
St. John’s Wort, Citalopram No Better Than Placebo for Minor Depression — (Psych Central)
Man Kills Wife's Online Love Interest: Cold Turkey Withdrawal from Meds
Father Shoots to Death 17 Year Old Depressed Son Who Attacked Him With Knife: Ruled Self-Defense
Tenant Shoots Loaded Gun Out of Apartment Window
Woman's 14 Year Old Son Dies When Mother Crashes her Car
Man Attempts Suicide: Said Prozac Scrambled his Brain
Mother Dresses Like a Clown & Robs a Bank
Woman Becomes Hostile & Suicidal on Depression Med
Girl, 7, Called Grandma Before Shaler Murder-Suicide — (News WPXI)
Warrants detail interview, investigation of fatal hit-and-run
Husband Kills Wife & Himself: Lawsuit
Woman Firefighter Sets Clothes on Fire in Bath During Suicide Attempt:: Fights to Retain Her Job
Man Stabs Girlfriend 20 Times
Perry County man pleads guilty in wife’s homicide — (The Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants shoots his wife 7- 8 times, leaves body on their property, is imprisoned, attempts suicide.
University Student Takes Depression Med and Then Begins to Engage in Serious Criminal Activity
16 Year Old Girl Commits Suicide
18 Year Old Kills Self: Parents Blame Recent Abrupt Withdrawal from Depression Med
Woman, 32 Years Old, Stabs Her Mother To Death
Woman Kills her 40 Year Old Daughter: Attempts to Shoot Self
Police Forced to Shoot Man