Archive for NCR/diminished responsibility

Kitchener man found not criminally responsible for stabbing parents — (The Kitchener Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs for 7 years becomes paranoid, delusional, attacks parents, gets diagnosed with schizophrenia. Mental illness, not meds blamed. Locked up.
Inquest hears killer mum Samantha Ford had suicidal thoughts but was ‘calmer and more focused’ days before she drowned twins — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Mum prescribed mirtazapine by GP has personality changes, attempts suicide, drowns 23-month-old twins. Nobody saw it coming. Gets 10 yrs in jail.
George Acres death: Mother of seven-year-old pleads insanity — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes various meds including antidepressants to woman with pain. she dislikes "antipsychotics", stops them. Restarts meds, kills son shortly after.
When Giving Birth Leads to Psychosis, Then to Infanticide — (The Atlantic)
SSRI Ed note: Postpartum psychis is not recognized as a phenomenon in US law, and the exacerbating effects of SSRI antidepressants are not recognized in any jurisdiction.
Mum whose 18-month-old son died plunging from sixth-floor of Bradford tower block is spared jail — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman treated for depression becomes psychotic, throws toddler from 6th-storey killing him, schizophrenia, not antidepressant, blamed.
‘Schizophrenic’ dad admits suffocating wife and drowning their two children in bath but denies murder ‘on grounds of diminished responsibility’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man given diazepam for anxiety, paranoia becomes dramatically worse, psychotic, murders wife, 2 kids. Schizophrenia blamed.
Darlington mom sentenced to 120 years for murdering her children — (The Journal & Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with depression becomes "unemotional", kills her children and attempts suicide the same month. 99.9% chance she took antidepressants.
Lost, resentful, thinking about ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ he found little boy’s house, accused killer said — (The Herald-Leader)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on narcotics, antidepressants kills 8-yr-old boy during psychotic episode. Marijuana blamed. Potential death penalty.
Joshua Stimpson trial hears more evidence in Molly McLaren Dockside murder case — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking his bipolar medication, stalks his ex-girlfriend, stabs her to death 75 times. No emotion. Jailed for life.
Woman accused of attempted 7-Eleven murders ‘wielded axe purposefully’ — (news.com.au)
SSRI Ed note: Transgender woman on 5 drugs including "high dose" of Zoloft + amphetamine, becomes psychotic, attacks 2 people in 7-Eleven with axe. Blames mental illness.
Man Charged With Murder in Death of Emergency Worker in the Bronx — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man intoxicated on psychiatric and illegal drugs, semi-delirious, hijacks an ambulance, runs over EMT, killing her. Lawyer blames mental illness.
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.
Auburn man denies knowing why he beat and stabbed fiancee — (The Sun Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft for anxiety, depression gets worse, becomes paranoid, beats, stabs fiancee, memory hazy, cannot explain actions. Mental illness debated.
DeLand man guilty in strangling, stabbing death of girlfriend — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man in Adderall withdrawal, recently started Zoloft, "snaps" during argument with girlfriend, strangles, stabs her to death. Involuntary intox argument fails.
Man accused of killing Island Lake woman claims he was insane at the time — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds incl antidepressants, history of suicide attempts, odd ideas, is violent, antisocial, murders a woman. Schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Accused Richard Bain testifies about ‘big depression’ – Montreal — (Eastern Ontario Network Television)
The Murder of Kathryn Faughey — (World Heritage Encyclopaedia)
SSRI Ed note: Man forced to take neuroleptics, electroshock murders for 2 decades murders the woman who had him diagnosed schizophrenia. Convicted of murder.
What happened to Rohinie Bisesar? — (Toronto Life)
SSRI Ed note: Ambitious young woman from repressive family can't find "suitable" work, is hospitalized, diagnosed, drugged, stops meds, stabs a random woman to death.
Judge says he doesn’t believe defendant intended to kill wife — (Kentucky New Era)
SSRI Ed note: Wife in antidepressant withdrawal goads husband to shoot her.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
Nebraska man blames Zoloft in girlfriend’s 2002 killing — (Tri-City Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man is put on Zoloft, attempts suicide, kills girlfriend, is convicted. Blames drug, is tested, found to be a poor metabolizer, court rejects appeal.
Strafrechtelijke bijwerkingen: Verhoogde kans tot het begaan van een moord? Criminal side effects [of paroxetine]: increased chance of committing a murder? — (Criminal side effects: increased chance of committing a murder?)
SSRI Ed note: Two Dutch cases of murders in which paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil) was deemed to have played a crucial causal role.
[NL] Dept of Justice using prostitute murder suspect as guinea pig — (Algemeen Dagblad)
SSRI Ed note: Dutch Justice Department decides to test a defendent's claim that paroxetine (Paxil) caused him to become violent in a personalized double-blind test.
Murder trial: McLinn describes killing Sasko in police interview — (Lawrence Journal-World)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who has violent thoughts on Zoloft switched to Pristiq, they intensify, she buys, kills pet rabbit, then the man she lives with, using knife. No emotion.
Antidepressant gets blame for bank robbery — (Winnipeg Sun)
When does “Not guilty by reason of insanity” apply? — (The Virginian-Pilot)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with new baby is prescribed Zoloft, becomes psychotic, "hormones" get the blame
Woman held in sister's death was also charged in 2001 slaying — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman medicated for 8 yrs takes antidepressant instead of neuroleptic, kills a man, found NCR. Later kills her sister.
Psychologist casts doubt on Marsh insanity defense — (The Davis Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Teen has bad reaction to Prozac & Zoloft, in a dreamlike state stabs to death elderly couple, prosecutor invents motive. Found guilty, he gets 52 years.
Young man’s mental illness keeps murder case on hold for more than a decade — (The Kansas City Star)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 11 put on psych meds for anxiety, deteriorates dramatically, by 16 he is paranoid, withdrawn, psychotic, shoots, kills mom's fiance. His life destroyed.
Double killer Glen Patterson knifed dad and gran, court hears — (The Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants becomes delusional, paranoid, kills father and grandmother. Schizophrenia blamed.
Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Milford Classmate’s Stabbing; Attorneys Consider Insanity Defense — (The Hartford Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 16, athlete and student with no prior problems, on psychoactive drugs including Prozac, suffers psychotic episode, stabs a friend to death.
Witnesses detail Aquelin Talamantes’ mental health diagnoses leading up to drowning of daughter — (The Sacramento Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Mom gets prescriptions including Prozac, becomes delirious, drowns daughter
Judge: Hospital personnel can testify in Howard murder trial — (The Daily Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psychotripic medications kills three members of fiance's family, court decides not insane, found guilty, gets life.
Lawyer: Wayne man who fatally stabbed grandmother was under influence of Prozac — (NorthJersey.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed gradually escalating doses of Prozac murders grandmother, defence argues involuntary intoxication, is convicted, faces 10-30 years.
Highland Park woman to get hearing to decide if she can retract guilty plea to killing son — (The Star-Ledger)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants, "history of mental illness", smothers 6-yr-old son, wants re-trial to plead mental illness as cause.
A mum guilty of infanticide after killing her baby girl and injuring the child’s twin has avoided jail — (Melbourne Herald Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal postpartum woman treated for depression drowns one twin girl, disables the other. She remains on antidepressants.
Utah murder appeal defense gets OK for antidepressant investigation — (Standard-Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Effexor for "bipolar disorder" murders his wife, is tried and convicted, wins appeal for consideration of role of medication.
Kapsik guilty of second-degree murder — (Winnipeg Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 12 drugs with no history of domestic violence murders wife, has no explanation
Court hears details of Glen Race’s mental state before murders — (CTV Atlantic News)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from medication for depression and other diagnoses murders 2 men.
Clyde Auditorium death: Security guard says he killed Thai woman but denies murder — (Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Security guard in withdrawal from A/D bludgeons woman to death in toilet with fire extinguisher, cannot recall, blames mental illness. Found guilty.
Double murderer jailed for life in WA — (The Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor stabs a couple to death, claims NCR at trial, court does not accept. News report does not identify problem med as SNRI.
Push renewed for forced mental treatment — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Dexedrine, Prozac, neuroleptic meds since early youth attacks 3 women at random, killing one. Everyone blames "mental illness".
Son jailed for life for murdering his mother in a fit of rage claimed his anti-depressants made him ‘homicidal’ — (Daily Mail)
Leicester man jailed for killing wife — (Leicester Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant depressed, unable to cope, wife decides to leave, he murders her.
Erica DePalo, former N.J. teacher, avoids prison on sex charge with 15-year-old — (Crimesider)
SSRI Ed note: "Teacher of the year" takes antidepressants, has sex with 15-yr-old, loses job, gets suspended sentence. "Mental health" issues blamed.
Father changes pleas to guilty but insane in killings of 3 daughters in Wisconsin — (Fox News) Aaron Schaffhausen sentenced to life in prison without release — (Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, other antidepressants sometimes drinks making him "wierd", murders his 3 daughters, gets life in prison.
Expert pans Fujita’s psychosis defense; Psychiatrist says rage led to killing — (Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking sister's medication for sleep, anxiety and antidepressant is increasingly depressed, withdrawn, murders his ex-girlfriend.
Teen who blames Prozac for his fatal stabbing of friend suing doctors — (Sun News)
‘How Necessary is Public Vindication?’ Claudia Pedreros’ Husband Talks about the Verdict in His Wife’s Murder Trial — (Lost Coast Outpost)
SSRI Ed note: New mum given antidepressants, ability to cope becomes dramatically worse
Moms who kill: The Susan Eubanks case — (hlntv)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac drinks, argues with her boyfriend, kills her 4 children, attempts suicide.