Archive for Illegal drugs

Mom suspected of killing 3 children suffered from paranoia, delusions, partner alleges ‘She is not taking care of herself and has lost touch with reality. She is extremely paranoid and acts impulsively and erratically,’ claimed the children’s father — (Los Angeles Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering postpartum depression quits therapy, stops taking prescribed meds, becomes paranoid, delusional, stabs her 3 children to death.
Psychiatrist says Silva Koshwal should be held responsible for ex-girlfriend’s murder — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, sleeping pills., illegal drugs and alcohol brutally murders, dismembers ex, claims not to remember anything.
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.
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.
Much-loved paramedic killed himself after receiving ‘unwanted phone calls’, inquest hears — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Man "managing" bipolar, depression, drinks, takes cocaine, is paranoid, behaves in odd "menacing" way, commits suicide for no apparent reason.
Anne James murder trial: Accused stopped taking medication just days before gran’s death — (Express & Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man in 5-days withdrawal from anxiety medication, no history of violence, takes cocaine next day stabs to death grandmother of whom he is "very fond".
Art student, 18, battling mental illness took alcohol and drugs then hanged herself after 1am text row with ex-boyfriend when he didn’t invite her on a trip to Brighton — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on antidepressants at 16 threatens suicide to boyfriend, he distances himself, she self-harms, hangs herself.
‘Enraged’ driver ran over man twice — ( News.com.au)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on depression, bipolar meds runs over man for throwing cheeseballs at her car, is charged, makes up preposterous story for court.
Adult Film Star August Ames Had Cocaine, Depression Medication in Her System at Time of Death — (Pop Culture)
SSRI Ed note: Young adult film star taking Xanax, sertraline (Zoloft) cocaine hangs herself in a public park.
Launceston father and child sex abuse victim stabbed himself after refusing medication and counselling
SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for anxiety stabs himself to death in front of parents.
I’m a narcissist, get me out of here: Jailed man’s appeal — (The Sunshine Coast Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression, bipolar etc uses alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, is suicidal, suffers failed business, shoots ex in face, blames mental illness.
Renowned yoga teacher Michael Stone dies after drug overdose in Victoria — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Wellness guru is diagnosed with bipolar, medicated, gets worse,"more desperate", turns to opioids, dies of overdose.
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.
Jayme Pasieka went on a murderous rampage and his victims’ families may never know why — (The Edmonton Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Young man prescribed antidepressants for insomnia, anxiety, starts behaving strangely, later has a psychotic breakdown, stabs 5, killing 2. Gets life.
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.
Forensic psychiatrist testifies at Leslie Black hearing — (Prince Albert Now)
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes zolpidem and Effexor, drives badly impaired, is convicted twice (2007 & 2010). At 53, dies in sleep at home, cause not yet known.
Former doctor testifies in Lypps trial: Alleged murder victim was ‘out of control’ — (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman taking Effexor, possible withdrawal from Wellbutrin, Abilify, Klonopin, dies in bathtub. Husband charged with murder, acquitted.
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.
How a privileged son went off the rails for a life of violence and vice — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, no relationship with wealthy, uninvolved parents, only $, increasingly troubled as he comes of age, takes drugs, resents Dad, eventually shoots, kills him.
Mother of fentanyl overdose victim says bullying led her daughter to drug — (News Talk 650 CKOM)
SSRI Ed note: Parent of suicidal teen (bullying blamed) recognizes harm of fentanyl, but not antidepressants that lower judgement and lead to mental illness and addictions.
Doctors prescribed man 145 opioid pills. Nine days after surgery, he died — (The Bellingham Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Post-tonsillectomy, doctors recklessly prescribe Percocet, Klonapin, Vicodin, Zoloft to young man who dies by overdose. Mother complains, secrecy protects docs.
Ontario woman jailed for 12 years for killing elderly neighbour — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Drug addicted woman on Zoloft stabs boyfriend, then stabs elderly neighbour, 89, 149 times, killing her during burglary. Troubled childhood blamed.
Shattered Dream: The Shocking Death of Former Braves Phenom. Tommy Hanson Left Friends, Family to Pick Up the Pieces — (Bleacher Report)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, family-oriented former major-league baseball player takes antidepressants for grief, loses edge, kills himself with drugs and alcohol.
Former Royal Marine committed suicide after being plagued by violent temper tantrums due to steroid abuse — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants and steroids experiences blind rages and becomes seriously suicidal, finally succeeds. Only steroids blamed.
N.J. cop killed in crash had booze, drugs in system — (NY Daily News)
Motive remains a mystery as police close case of Oakland quadruple homicide-suicide — (Portland Press-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking citalopram, trazodone and various other drugs kills 3. Officials are puzzled about motive. Mental illness is blamed.
Wealthy Arab playboy found dead at £2,000-a-night Mayfair hotel after cocaine binge — (Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Man on cocaine, cannabis, benzodiazepine and antidepressants dies of drug effects, only the illegal ones get headlines.
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.
A Straight-A Student Killed Himself After Having A Bad Comedown — (UNILAD)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student, 18, uses MDMA, gets suicidal, is prescribed fluoxetine. He commits suicide a few months later, only the illegal drug is suspected.
Mother seeks answers in daughter’s mysterious death — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman with several drugs in her system, including antidepressants, dies mysteriously in forest.
Why is it so hard for young people to find decent mental health care? — (Lacuna Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Angry, undisciplined teen, 17, stops eating, gets Zoloft, behaviour gets worse, she gets suicidal, dose upped, she commits suicide. NHS services blamed.
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.
Arreaga accuses victim’s wife of shooting — (The Times-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Booze and drugs cause disaster.
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.
Records show man killed by police was previously suicidal — (WSB TV2)
SSRI Ed note: Man in wheelchair shot by police
Derbyshire grandmother’s killer ‘plagued by mental illness’ — (Ilkeston Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Woman drugged as teen for moodiness gets antidepressants, neuroleptics, gets dramatically worse, turns to illegal drugs, eventually murders a woman,
Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed ‘should never have been let out of hospital’ — (The Journal.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 20, taking antidepressants and other drugs attempts suicide several times, finally sucdeeds.
Widow sues Thornton police for killing mentally ill husband — (The Denver Post)
Allegedly mentally ill man says he’s ‘proud’ to be cop killer — (Chicago Sun-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, arrested for illegal drugs, goes "off script" at trial, behaves bizarrely, justifies shooting policewoman, killing another cop.
No charges against Peel police in death of Jermaine Carby / Leaked details of Jermaine Carby’s toxicology report show hard drugs were in man’s system — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Various drugs, including Celexa, found in body of man shot by police. News mentions only the illegal drugs.
Jack Landesman’s father Cosmo wrote this heartbreaking eulogy for his son: Farewell my dear Jack — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Young man with parents who believe he was insane and should take drugs - the legal ones, anyway - feels disconnected, dies by suicide.
What Drugs Was Dylann Roof On? Suboxone, A Powerful Narcotic, Found On Charleston Shooter In February Arrest — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Both legal and illegal drugs can cause violence
UPDATE: Autopsy report shows man in murder/suicide had several drugs in his system — (WRCBtv)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 2 antidepressants and marijuana kills his girlfriend, their dog and himself.
Edward Covington, who killed his girlfriend and her two children, sentenced to death — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psychoactive meds since childhood kills and dismembers woman and her 2 kids, talks to corpse, then hides in closet wearing only underwear.
Teenager left video suicide notes on phone before walking in front of train in Yate — (The Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: 18-year given A/D, commits suicide
Dead baby was found with cocaine, opiates, and anti-depressants in her stomach, report finds — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Baby dies with small amounts of cocaine, tramadol, mirtazapine in her stomach. Coroner concludes cause of death “unascertained.
Wisconsin teen shot dead by police had anxiety and depression, files show — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed and anxious teen, 19, on Xanax and illegal drugs acts strangely, is shot and killed by police.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Loudon woman receives maximum sentence in negligent homicide — (The Daily Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Cymbalta (duloxentine) ingests alcohol, morphine, oxycodone and the antidepressant and dies.