Archive for Violence

‘Like a zombie’: Ontario group home chain accused of overmedicating kids in care — (Global News)
Thomas Schreiber found guilty of murdering Sir Richard Sutton — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "major depressive disorder" drifts through life, resentful and critical, during lockdown snaps, murders step dad and almost kills his mom.
Husband struggling with mental health strangled wife to death and then took his own life — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Man put on antidepressants by GP kills himself and wife 2 1/2 weeks later, the violence apparently triggered by death of their beloved cat.
Cop among 5 killed in attack by ‘depressed’ man in Tripura — (The Economic Times)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed man has episode of delirium, attacks family members killing 5.
Brian Laundrie Was Prescribed Medication For Mental Illness Before Gabby Petito’s Death — But Refused To Take It — (Your Tango)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking anti-anxiety medication, murders wife on road trip, returns home, dies by suicide. News blames mental illness, not taking meds.
Esther Callejas Shot Her 2 Young Children: How Arizona Mom Displayed Red Flags 2 Weeks Before the Shooting — (Breaking Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum who loves her kids is sad, gets antidepressants from GP, starts to act strangely, becomes suicidal, shoots her 2 small children, killing one.
EXCLUSIVE: Ibiza promoter killed his mother then took his own life in custody — (The Jewish Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Popular DJ hospitalized for depression, released (i.e. on antidepressants) kills his mother, tries to overdose, taken back to hospital, kills himself.
Mother Charged With Murder in Deaths of Three Children at East LA Home — (NBC Universal, Inc.)
SSRI Ed note: Loving Mom "suffers depression" after birth of youngest, kills them, attempts suicide, charged with murder. Classic profile of antidepressant-induced violence.
Accused in fatal truck attack on Muslim family asks London, Ont., court for legal aid; Nathaniel Veltman, 20, faces 4 counts of murder, 1 count of attempted murder — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on Zoloft/sertraline retrofits truck for combat, drinks, runs down a family out for an evening walk, killing 5. Anti-Muslim sentiment blamed.
Man who stabbed two students in Abbotsford, B.C., found criminally responsible — (MSN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal man treated for depression, personbality disorder randomly stabs 2 strangers. Court finds him CR, never asks about potential role of medications.
Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants for postpartum depression suffocated her 8-mo-old when husband goes out to play tennis. PPD blamed.
Ex-boyfriend ‘strangled former partner to death in front of her son, 3, after she started seeing another man’ — (247 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants brags in pub that he will murder his ex. 2 days later he stabs her to death in front of her 3-yr-old.
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.
Murder Suicide Pact in Texas: Two Teenage Brothers Kill Family, Then Themselves — (102.9 KARN News Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Brothers "battling depression" with antidepressants that no longer work carry out an agreed plan to kill themselves and their entire immedaite family.
Jessica Camilleri sentenced to 21 years, seven months prison for beheading mother Rita — (The Australian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman forced to take psych drugs all her life tries to get off, behaviour deteriorates, stabs her mother to death in "stabbing frenzy". Mental illness blamed.
Tragedy of mum who took her own life after lockdown left her isolated and scared to go outside — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who takes antidepressants since relationship breakdown becomes apathetic, fearful, suicidal, makes 2 suicide attempts, 2nd succeeds. COVID blamed.
Man, 56, suffering from tinnitus took his own life on walk to ‘build trust’ with wife — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Retiree with busy social life is prescribed antidepressants, dose is increased and he dies by suicide several days later.
Detectives ‘quickly’ realised mother Katie Perinovic was responsible for all four deaths inside Tullamarine home — (9News)
SSRI Ed note: Mom receiving "help" for "mental health issues" (99% = antidepressant) kills herself + 3 children. Everyone shocked, husband devastated. Coroner investigating.
New details emerge after ‘evil’ West Virginia mum Oreanna Myers kills five children — (7 News)
SSRI Ed note: Openly suicidal woman "battling depression" kills 5 kids, sets house on fire, kills herself while partner away. No real motive, witchcraft mentioned.
Tragic Barnsley teenager who took her own life ‘did not mean to die’ inquest hears — (Yorkshire Live)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking antidepressants, other meds abuses alcohol, attempts suicide, physician up dosage, she dies by suicide.
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.
Couple face death penalty for ‘murder’ of Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney, 3, after she was ‘abducted & drugged’ — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone with woman, 30, kidnaps 3-yr old ,sexually abuses her, gives her drugs and murders her. Faces death penalty.
‘Dad would never hurt mom intentionally’: Toronto man, 82, apologizes for strangling Helen Fronczak, his wife of nearly 60 years — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants after tragedy is withdrawn, lethargic, strangles beloved wife in fit of delirium, no memory after. Media sees domestic violence.
Man charged with killing wife, kids after being found in bed with bodies — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks beer, stabs wife and children to death, climbs into bed with them until he is found.
Grieving family identifies 11-year-old allegedly murdered by older brother — (KIRO 7 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds,"agitated" after call with psychiatrist, stabs beloved younger brother to death. Family stunned: "a side of him" they had never seen.
Massey stabbing: Accused Manchao Li off his medication and had major anger issues, jury told — (New Zealand Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Citalopram, Risperidone for "major depression" stabs ex-wife to death in public in the day, claims he was crazy at the time. Psychiatrst disagrees.
Gunman killed, woman hostage freed unharmed after standoff in Detroit — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar stops taking his medication, takes his girlfriend hostage, has standoff with police, is shot and killed.
Grieving mother feels her transgender daughter was ‘let down’ by mental health services in Bristol — (The Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young trans woman prescribed antidepressants is suicidal, she wants DBT but not available, goes through gender reassignment, dies by suicide.
Depressed mum strangled autistic son before suicide near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve — (The Straits Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mom feels low, diagnosed w. "major depressive disorder", gets antidepressant & tranquilliser, worries unduly about 5-yr-old son, strangles him, kills herself.
‘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.
Dylan Freeman inquest hears mother called friend to admit killing — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom of disabled boy prescribed antidepressants, she becomes psychotic, kills him shortly after, confined to hospital. COVID lockdown blamed, not meds.
Doctor said he had difficulty talking to mum of suicide victim Sophie Parkinson — (The Born and Dundee Evening Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes anxious youngster antidepressants, doesn't tell her mum the pills can cause suicidality, respects patient confidentiality, she dies by suicide.
Caroline Flack left note for Lewis Burton ‘hoping they could find harmony’ before taking own life — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: TV star on citalopram assaults and injures boyfriend, is charged, diazepam, zopiclone added, she hangs herself before court appearance.
Mother of man killed by cops after calling 911 says police service hasn’t ‘even apologized’ — (CTV News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on psych meds for a decade predictably suffers problems, calls 911, police come over, shoot and kill him, face no consequences.
Loving husband and father died after tragic mental health battle — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants feels depressed, suicidal (so obviously meds don't work), tried to reduce drug causing headaches, dies by suicide.
Depressed dad, 47, who lost IT job due to coronavirus pandemic takes his own life — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man loses job in pandemic, is prescribed antidepressant, he appears to be fine but dies by suicide with no warning. Meds not suspected.
Enraged husband choked wife to death then hung himself while two-year-old son slept in cot — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man gets medication for anxiety, argues with wife, marriage breaks down, he kills her and hangs himself. In-law troubles blamed.
A stacked deck: How police forces get away with killing more than 1,000 Americans a year — (Business Insider)
SSRI Ed note: Man who has been drinking takes Prozac, valium, antihistamine, becomes suicidal, agitated, girlfriemd calls police, he grabs a knife, is shot and killed.
‘Gifted’ schoolboy, 18, killed himself by crashing into a lorry after missing out on place at top uni — (The  Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Kind, gifted student feels anxious, counsellor prescribes fluoxetine, he dies by suicide shortly after. Coroner does not suspect role of medication in tragedy.
WHY WAS HE FREE? Reading terror suspect Khairi Saadallah released from mental hospital days before attack after severe psychotic episode — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with depression and treated by mental health unit deteriorates, experiences psychosis, stabs and kills 3. Terrorism, street drugs blamed.
Barrow man Paul Joseph Smith had ‘potentially lethal’ concentration of antidepressants in system — (The Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking 2 antidepressants is suicidal, has friend over, they drink too much, he dies of overdose, coroner rules suicide.
Teacher gets 34 years to life for murdering ex’s girlfriend in front of kids — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from antidepressants, still on Adderrall, shoots and kills her ex-husband's new girlfriend who loed her kids and tried to make peace.
Leading heart doctor, 63, hanged himself after fighting secret 40-year battle against depression — (BrinkWire)
SSRI Ed note: Caring physician, many years on antidepressants suffers recurring depression, drinks, is suicidal, self-harms, drugs don't help, hangs himself.
Woman with mental health problems admits to killing her mother — (Montreal Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with long exposure to psych meds suffers significant thought disturbance, hostile to her mom, prepares for invasion by hostile org, stabs mom to death.
Calif. Man Who Shot Deputy in Ambush Attack Is Killed in Standoff that Wounded 3 Officers — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for years is aggressive and dangerous, possibly in withdrawal, steals guns and goes on crime spree, is killed by police.
Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault — (The National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man overdoses on Wellbutrin, decides his elderly mother is an alien, stabs and almost kills her.
‘Ashley wasn’t a monster’: South Hedland stabbing attacker’s mother speaks out — (Newsline)
SSRI Ed note: "Beautiful soul" father stops taking psych meds, has psychotic episode, stabs 7 at mall, shot dead by police, family holds no grudge.
Arkansas man killed in standoff with law enforcement — (News Channel 3 Memphis)
Protest held in Fort Saskatchewan after man charged in death of infant son granted bail — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Man 23 yrs on psych meds, incl antipsychotic + 2 ADs, no diagnosis, extreme akathisia, told to stop meds, attacks kids in nightmare, kills 1-yr-old boy.