Archive for Intentional injury to animal

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.
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.
Red flags: The troubled path of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted teen loses parents, given psych drugs for years, collects guns, exhibits serious odd, antisocial behaviour, kills 17 at former school.
Parents of son who allegedly murdered 2 younger siblings speak out — (KKTV 11 News)
SSRI Ed note: Troubled teen, 16, medicated, gets dramatically worse, has violent thoughts, kills animals, stabs two younger siblings to death. Mental illness blamed.
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SSRI Ed note: Once "happy, caring" boy, after years "heavily medicated" with "psych drugs" becomes withdrawn, abusive, shoots churchgoers, killing 26.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.
‘I’LL LEAVE YOU ONLY MEMORIES’ Chilling last text message husband sent to estranged wife before murdering daughter, 6, drowning her dogs and then wrapping her lifeless arms around the pets’ bodies — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Couple splits, man takes antidepressants, suffers nightmares about harming ex, beloved daughter. Drowns her, pet dogs, hangs himself. Revenge motive blamed.
Scientist beheaded by her husband to ‘protect her from dancers on The X Factor’ — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Delirious man kills and beheads wife, kills dog. Problems (depression, paranoid schizophrenia) began after accident. Odds that meds responsible close to 100%.
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.
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.
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.
Holzer Officially Charged with Murders, Appears in Court — (Santa Barbara Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Man on undisclosed psychiatric medication fatally stabs his parents, sons, and family dog. Previously diagnosed with depression.
OAP who shot wife and dog then himself had secret affair – and wrongly thought he had cancer — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: G.P. gives man in 70's antidepressants for feeling bad about a brief affair, develops paranoid ideas, kills his beloved wife, their pet dog and himself.
The Saint-Isidore tragedy: a grim profile of the suspect— (Le Soleil)
Beach Police say ‘crushed powder’ found on children’s food — (News Channel 3)
Depressed Boldon social club landlady took her own life — (Chronicle Live)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman takes Remeron, attempts suicide, later succeeds.
Pasadena man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges — (Maryland Gazette)
Death of Arizona serial killer ruled a suicide — (The Evening Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes amitriptyline, drinks, kills 6 and wounds 19, later commits suicide by overdosing.
Dog butchered, cats killed; SPCA investigating — (Richmond Review)
Midwest City teen who hacked grandparents to death pleads guilty to murder, arson — (NewsOK)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants has medication adjusted due to aggression, hacks grandparents to death with machete, kills dog and sets house on fire. Gets life.
Woman Allegedly Kills Cat For Lady Gaga Concert Outfit — (Free Republic)
Attorney’s argue to suppress teen’s statements, confession — (Effingham Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Indigent 15-yr-old with 85 I.Q. on Xanax gets Cymbalta for suicidality drinks, becomes psychotic, murders neighbors, NCR nixed, gets life with no parole.
Revealed: Why millionaire Christopher Foster slaughtered his family—(Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Millionaire has tax problems, loss of mansion imminent, takes antidepressants, has suicidal thoughts, kills family, animals and self. Finances blamed.
Sumner family loses in fatal police shooting — (The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Ex-marine stops taking his meds, becomes agitated, unstable, beats dog to death, mom calls police, he shoots at them, they shoot back, killing him.
Man jailed for torturing dog — (The Northumberland Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal brutally stabs his pet dog to death with a screwdriver.
Police officer ransacks WPC’s flat after failed love affair — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Policeman taking antidepressants becomes aggressive, hostile, threatenes suicide, trashes girlfriend's flat.
Crown wants jail for dog killer — (Calgary Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil has fit of impulsive rage, beats puppy to death.
Puppy drowner sentenced to 90 days — (The Calgary Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant cruelly drowns puppy, attempts suicide. Puppy owner claims this behaviour completely out of character. Gets jail term.
Deaths linked to debt — (The Courier Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Reclusive retired couple on antidepressants dies by murder-suicide or suicide pact, setting their rental home on fire, also killing their beloved dog.
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants following marriage breakdown, neglects his cats and dogs, animal welfare has to step in. He is banned from owning pets for 10 years.
Palmerton man gets prison time for arson at estranged wife’s house — (The Morning Call)
SSRI Ed note: Man upset over pending divorce changes antidepressants, goes on rampage burning down house and killing pets.
No explanation for North Peoria murder-suicide — (The Journal Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes venlafaxine, shoots and kills his wife, his dog and himself.
Family mourns 10 years after slaying of Eastchester cop — (LOHUD Journal News)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 26, history of problems with law takes Prozac, exhibits "escalating pattern of violence", can't get off med, shoots, kills policeman, grandma, dog, self.
Judge refuses to change bail for former Chicopee mayor — (The Republican)
SSRI Ed note: Mayor on antidepressants is abusive to family, engages in extortion, bribery, cannot run again, major downward spiral.
Felon says public ignorant of her feline commitment — (The Modesto Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac lived in squalor, kept hundreds of cats in deplorable conditions, many died.
Prison for spin wash cat killer — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants kills family cat by putting it in the washing machine.
Mindy McCready Overdoses on Anti-Depressants (2005), Dead of Apparent Suicide (2013) — (Entertainment)
SSRI Ed note: Singer with history of taking antidepressants that do not help, and suicide attempts, finally shoots and kills herself.
Police Officer Shot by Man in 3 Day Effexor Withdrawal — (Shreveport Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from Effexor flies into rage, abuses wife, shoots and kills a policeman, commits suicide.
New Mexico Prozac Murder-Suicide Case Takes Another Twist — (lexisnexis)
SSRI Ed note: GP ups man's Prozac dose, he kills wifr, dog & self. Judge steps down due to similar experience with Lexapro in his family.
Minister to have mental evaluation — (Battle Creek Enquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft & other meds tries to murder wife and neighbor, kills dog.
Woman who killed daughter released on probation — (The Town Talk)
SSRI Ed note: Mom suffers delirium on Prozac, kills daughter, found insane, locked up for 2 years
Machete rage man jailed — (The Coventry Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants and alcohol launches vicious attack.
Woman ‘cooked cat in microwave’ — (BBC News)
Shooting deaths may be murder-suicide, cops say
Tape tells of slayings, suicide wish John Gose told dispatchers he had shot his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend and her son. All died. Gose took his own life later —(The Riverside Press-Enterprise)
Judge Sentences Arsonist to 3 Years in Prison — (Los Angeles Times)
SON, 34, ARRESTED IN 2 AX SLAYINGS — (Chicago Tribune)
Roommates’ Feud Ended In Deaths — (The State)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac shoots and kills roomate, his wife and their dog.