Archive for Domestic violence

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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants after tragedy is withdrawn, lethargic, strangles beloved wife in fit of delirium, no memory after.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Berkshire DA releases documents revealing possible motive in grisly murder-suicide — (The Berkshire Edge)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated at psychiatric facility, wife believes his opioid addiction a side effect of other medication, drinks, kills wife, three kids, then himself.
B.C. mother convicted of killing 8-year-old girl to appeal verdict — (CTV News Vancouver)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is suicidal, can't cope, kills daughter, drives into ditch, confesses to police. Gets 15+ yrs. Believes mental illness responsible.
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.
9-Year-Old Boy Charged with Murder After Allegedly Shooting Mother with Rifle — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted 9-yr-old boy has medication change, "snaps", threatens classmate, kills beloved mum with rifle, may be charged with murder as adult.
Suspect in violent standoff previously threatened to leave wife ‘black and blue,’ records show — (San Antonio Express-News)
Child tried to stop fatal knife attack on mother by ‘delusional’ father, court told — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed man takes antidepressants with Tramadol, becomes agitated, delusional, stabs partner to death in front of kids.
A&E turned away man who then killed himself and wife, inquest told — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: GP gives man antidepressants, he does not want to keep taking them, has psychotic episode, kills wife and self. Med non-compliance blamed. Role of AD ignored.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
Bond set at $1 million for Decatur woman charged in husband’s shooting death — (Huntsville Real-Time News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, no record,speeds away from Deputy, taken to psych hospital, starts acting "weird". Weeks later shoots, kills husband she "loves with all her heart".
Social worker feared violence before mom, 3 daughters found shot to death — (News Channel 8)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on psych meds, "unable to understand her need for treatment", becomes paranoid, suffers delusions, murders her children and herself.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)
SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
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.
‘Psychotic’ husband’s chilling words after strangling wife to death at dinner — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man in sertraline withdrawal strangles his ex during dinner, calmly calls police. Bipolar and failure to meds blamed.
Man stabbed wife to death in shower in real-life Psycho attack then joked with police when they arrived — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Financier, no history of vio;ence, takes antidepressant, files to divorce wife of 30+ years, stabs her to death in shower, calls police and jokes with them.
Man who killed wife, 3 children and committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh was depressed: Police — (The Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: Father who is "battling depression" kills wife, puts her in refrigerator, strangles 3 daughters, hangs himself. News reports "no foul play".
Depressed California mom drowns two children, hangs self — (Today’s Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Mother who had recently been diagnosed with depression kills herself and her two children, leaving husband in shock.
‘BLOOD WOULDN’T STOP’ Jealous mum stabbed her girlfriend after she slapped a friend’s bum during pub crawl — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants drinks, flies into a jealous rage over nothing, stabs & seriously injures her partner. They split, she is charged. Depression blamed.
Neighbor who knew victims of quadruple murder-suicide in Northland reeling in shock — (Fox4KC)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed bipolar, "not on his medication at certain times", shoots, kills 3 family members. Everyone shocked.
Fratantonio acted on ‘primitive emotion’; Testimony in murder trial focuses on intensity of attack on wife — (Cape Cod Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant is paranoid, viciously stabs wife to death, in court expert blames PTSD and stress.
Roger Self was a prominent businessman who had a background in law enforcement — (The Gaston Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Devout christian/model citizen on antidepressant has personality change, drives car into restaurant family dinner, kills 2, injures 4. Mental illness blamed.
Margaret River massacre: Depression drug clue to grandfather’s murder of family — (Perth Now)
SSRI Ed note: Man sad about loss of son, lack of work takes antidepressants, gets worse, less "rational", after a few weeks murders his family, kills himself.
‘Deceitful and manipulative’ man jailed for 24 years for murdering daughter — (The Argus)
SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for depression attempts suicide twice, later plans and carries out murder of beloved daughter, 7. Reminiscent of David Carmichael case.
‘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.
Brit mum, 41, charged with murder after her son, 8, is found ‘suffocated with a pillow’ in Australia — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Mom who "requires a daily dose of the antidepressant drug Effexor" suffocates her wonderful 8-yr-old son Brodie Moran, leaving his father heartbroken.
Police: Mom kills husband, two sons before shooting herself at upscale resort — (WYFF 4)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" Mum, pillar of church, gets treatment from pysch ward, shoots and kills husband, two sons and herself. No motive. Depression blamed.
Luebrecht found guilty — (Putnam County Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on neuroleptics, antidepressants plans, carries out murder of 14-mo son, pleads involuntary intoxication. Experts lie, court rejects. Mental illness cited.
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Once "happy, caring" boy, after years "heavily medicated" with "psych drugs" becomes withdrawn, abusive, shoots churchgoers, killing 26. Mental illness blamed.
Wife of metro Detroit veteran killed in standoff with police speaks out — (WXYZ Detroit)
SSRI Ed note: Young vet loses friend to suicide, gets "help" for PTSD from VA, they change his meds, he becomes violent, suicidal, dies in standoff with police.
St. Charles man who killed twin daughters, self, sought treatment, guns — (The Daily Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops his antidepressants, later starts again, buys gun. Effexor added, dose increased, one month later kills twin daughters & himself.
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.
50-year murder sentence reduced to 27 years for man who killed his ex-wife — (NJ.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, history of domestic violence, becomes delusional, stabs estranged wife to death.
Ex-MMA fighter convicted of kidnapping former girlfriend, Las Vegas jury finds fighter known as War Machine guilty on 29 counts — (The Toledo Blade)
SSRI Ed note: Martial arts fighter taking steroids, stimulant, antidepressant drugs brutally attacks grlfriend, "roid rage" blamed.
17 years jail for woman who stabbed ‘father figure’ to death in cigarette row — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Pregnant woman living in squalor, in withdrawal from meds for "personality disorder" stabs housemate to death over argument re: cigarettes.
Bludgeoned ARU lecturer says she did not want hammer attack husband charged with attempted murder as he appears in court for sentence — (Cambridge News)
SSRI Ed note: "Devoted" husband, never violent, gets antidepressant, bludgeons sleeping wife, is locked up. Depression blamed, Court orders him to continue treatment.
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.
Mother ‘smothered her five-month-old son after having a blazing row with her husband during a holiday on the south of France’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman treated in U.K. hospital for depression, no history of violence, goes on holiday, starts to behave erratically, is argumentative, kills her baby.
Harley Street dentist arrested on suspicion of killing wife was victim of domestic abuse, inquest hears — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Dentist has complaint filed about her, starts citalopram, diazepam, hangs herself, husband held on suspicion of murder, since no logical motive for suicide.
Family of a Stittsville double murder-suicide continues to seek answers — (Ottawa Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with no history of problems feels sad, GP prescribes Cipralex, she kills her children and herself.