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)Thursday, June 10th, 2021SSRI 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.
WHY WAS HE FREE? Reading terror suspect Khairi Saadallah released from mental hospital days before attack after severe psychotic episode — (The Sun)Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with depression and treated by mental health unit deteriorates, experiences psychosis, stabs and kills 3. Terrorism, street drugs blamed.
‘Ashley wasn’t a monster’: South Hedland stabbing attacker’s mother speaks out — (Newsline)Wednesday, May 20th, 2020SSRI Ed note: "Beautiful soul" father stops taking psych meds, has psychotic episode, stabs 7 at mall, shot dead by police, family holds no grudge.
Man Accused Of Hanukkah Stabbings Charged With Federal Hate Crimes — (HuffPost)Monday, December 30th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Peaceful man with history of "mental illness" [read: psych drugs], stops drugs, writes hate notes, goes missing, stabs 5 at synagogue. Anti-semitism blamed.
Saugus High School Shooting Suspect Is Boy Scout, Honors Student — (The Montrose-La Crescenta Patch)Friday, November 15th, 2019SSRI Ed note: "Quiet", "kind", athletic, popular teen loses father, is "depressed", 2 yrs later shoots fellow students and self at school. Everyone shocked, no explanation.
Authorities identify gunman in deadly Odessa shooting Monday, September 2, 2019 — (ABC News 13)Monday, September 2nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man refuses to take his "mental health medication", goes on shooting spree killing 7, ouwning 22, dies in standoff with police.
Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know — (heavy.com)Wednesday, August 14th, 2019SSRI Ed note: "Very nice kid" takes valium, plans mass shooting, shoots several people at Gilroy garlic festival, killing 3, then shoots & kills himself.
Ohio gunman Connor Betts ‘showed her synagogue shooting video on first date’, says ex-girlfriend Adelia Johnson — (South China Morning Post)Wednesday, August 7th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, cocaine, goes on shooting spree, killing 9, wounding "dozens". Mental illness blamed.
Judge rules prosecutors can see alleged newspaper shooter’s mental health records — (The Hill)Thursday, August 1st, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man with grudge against newspaper The Capital goes to newsroom, shoots 7, kills 5. Pleads NCR, judge rules prosecutors can access his "mental health" records.
Troubling Details Uncovered In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Robert Bowers Past — (KDKA CBS Pittsburgh)Tuesday, October 30th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man with "medical" history incl. police call re: suicide threat posts hate messages, collects guns, shoots 15, kills 11. "Mental health records confidential."
The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect may have had mental illness — (WHEC News 10)Friday, September 21st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Police find "evidence" that woman who shot up Rite Aid warehouse, killing 3 and self was diagnosed with mental illness, recently became agitated. No motive.
New records reveal Danforth shooter was reclusive, battled mental illness — (The Globe & Mail)Thursday, September 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, drugged since childhood despite parents' claim that "medications & therapy unable to treat" him, shoots 15 on Danforth, killing 2.
Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness, Katz was in treatment at least as early as age 12 — (News 4 Jax)Tuesday, August 28th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on Risperdal, Lexapro, drugged since age of 12, opens fire at e-sports tournament, killing 2, wounding 10, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
He followed a car for several blocks — then shot a woman and her kids point-blank, cops say — (Merced Sun-Star)Monday, June 18th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man with "mental health issues" on new medication shoots mom, 2 kids and a bystander, killing 1, in road rage incident.
Red flags: The troubled path of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz — (The Washington Post)Saturday, March 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Adopted teen loses parents, given psych drugs for years, collects guns, exhibits serious odd, antisocial behaviour, kills 17 at former school.
Man who killed Colorado deputy fled mental ward in 2014, document shows — (The Chicago Tribune)Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Honorably discharged army veteran, lawyer on multiple psych meds stockpiles ammunition, starts acting strangely, shoots at police officers, kills 1, injures 4.
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child — (Fox News)Monday, November 6th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Once "happy, caring" boy, after years "heavily medicated" with "psych drugs" becomes withdrawn, abusive, shoots churchgoers, killing 26. Mental illness blamed.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killing — (The Washington Examiner)Wednesday, October 4th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Ordinary, sane retired accountant on anti-anxiety meds shoots people at concert killing 59, dies by suicide. No motive, no brain abnormality found.
Man accused of killing deputy, 2 others takes plea deal — (mybrc tv)Friday, June 23rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on or in withdrawal from, neuroleptics, antidepressants shoots and kills 3 people including Deputy, at random. Gets life in prison.
Revealed: Finsbury Park terror suspect was sent to rehab for drink and drugs addictions as his sister claims he stole wallet from their blind great granddad — (The Daily Mail)Wednesday, June 21st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Finsbury Park terror suspect revealed as devoted father, troubled man, suicidal after splitting with long-time partner and taking antidepressants.
Lindt Cafe siege inquest findings: ‘the deaths were not the fault of police’ — (news.com.au)Wednesday, May 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man fed Prozac, zolpidem, Zoloft, risperidone becomes paranoid, “vicious maniac", accomplice to ex's murder, later stages hostage incident, is 1 of 3 killed.
Father of Kirkersville killer discusses son’s past, events before shootings — (10 WBNS)Thursday, May 11th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on meds for "bipolar" for 2+ decades is aggressive, angry, can't concentrate, shoots and kills 3 people and himself. Father says he would never do drugs.
What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect — (KXAN)Monday, May 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Biology major at U. Texas on Zoloft gets in car accidents, starts missing classes, stabs 4 students, killing one. No warning, no motive.
Jayme Pasieka went on a murderous rampage and his victims’ families may never know why — (The Edmonton Journal)Monday, April 3rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young man prescribed antidepressants for insomnia, anxiety, starts behaving strangely, later has a psychotic breakdown, stabs 5, killing 2. Gets life.
The Quebec [Mosque] attack: The accused was being treated for anxiety and alcohol problems — (Actualité, Journal de Quebec)Monday, February 6th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on SSRIs since teens develops alcohol problems, violent thoughts, starts Paxil in Jan 2017, two weeks later shoots, kills 6 at mosque, cannot explain why.
Family: Shooting suspect ‘lost his mind’ after tour in Iraq — (CBS Miami)Saturday, January 7th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Iraq vet feels bad, gets psychiatric treatment, "loses his mind", has hallucinations, hopitalized, released, opens fire at airpost killing 5, wounding 8.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)Thursday, September 1st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas Police Officers showed PTSD symptoms, documents show — (The Los Angeles Times)Wednesday, August 24th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet suffers PTSD, V.A. prescribes antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds, he shoots and kills 5 police officers.
Afghan, 16, arrested in connection with Munich shootings — (The Guardian)Sunday, July 24th, 2016SSRI Ed note: No ISIS, no politics, just a teen with no history of trouble taking medication for anxiety, depression, behind Munich shootings that killed 9.
Orlando shooter was body builder, reportedly bipolar — (Macleans)Sunday, June 12th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man, history of violence, steroid user,"bipolar", worried he is psychotic, researches psych meds 3 weeks before shooting 103 at Orlando nightclub, killing 50.
HPD: Suspect fired 212 rounds during mass shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News 13)Tuesday, May 31st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Army vet "battling depression" with no history of problems becomes psychotic, shoots and kills man, fires 212 rounds, is shot and killed by police. Why?
‘Beginning of an end’: Court case of La Loche shooter over after four years — (The Canadian Press)Saturday, January 23rd, 2016SSRI Ed note: "Happy, quiet" La Loche student, no record, struggles in school, suddenly obsessed with guns, school shootings, is suicidal, shoots 11, killing 4. No motive.
Oregon Killer’s Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights — (The New York Times)Monday, October 5th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Oregon Shooter, drugged since childhood and committed whenever he did not take his meds, kills 9, dies in gunfire exchange with police
Louisiana Gunman’s History Shows Record of Mental Health Issues – Three people were killed, including the alleged shooter; nine others wounded — (Wall Street Journal)Friday, July 24th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man who takes antidepressant intermittently, has a record of rage incidents, shoots and kills 2 and injures 9.
Alleged Chattanooga Shooter’s Family Says He Suffered From Depression — (ABC News)Sunday, July 19th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Chattanooga shooter not a jihadist, just a young man taking too many drugs. Family says this is not the son they always knew, are shocked.
Wisconsin bridge shooter had long history of mental illness: report — (The Chicago Tribune)Saturday, July 11th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants stops taking them, gets drunk, argues with girlfriend, shoots random people on bridge, killing 3, plus self.
What Drugs Was Dylann Roof On? Suboxone, A Powerful Narcotic, Found On Charleston Shooter In February Arrest — (International Business Times)Thursday, June 18th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Both legal and illegal drugs can cause violence
Chilling report details how Elliot Rodger executed murderous rampage / Elliot Rodger Report Details Long Struggle with Mental Illness — (Santa Barbara Independent)Friday, February 20th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Social misfit drugged for years on Xanax, Prozac, Paxil, plans and executes shooting at sorority house. Shoots and kills 6, wounds 14, dies by suicide.
Vietnamese community prays for Edmonton murder victims, forgives killer — (The Globe and Mail)Sunday, January 4th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Edmonton man on antidepressants kills 7 people in vietnamese community, including 2 children, then himself.
Pennsylvania ex-Marine shot ex-wife, ‘chopped’ her family, poisoned himself: autopsies — (New York Daily News)Wednesday, December 24th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone, Risperidone and other medication, in custody dispute, kills ex-wife, 5 of her relatives and himself.
FSU Shooter Myron May Left Message: ‘I Do Not Want to Die in Vain’ — (NBC News)Saturday, November 22nd, 2014SSRI Ed note: Successful, popular self-made lawyer takes Wellbutrin, Vyvanse, becomes paranoid, delusional, shoots, kills 3 at Florida State, killed by police.
FBI Report Shows Drastic Rise in Mass Shootings — (teleSUR)Thursday, September 25th, 2014SSRI Ed note: FBI finds that mass shootings in the USA more than doubled 2006 - 2013. In the past 14 years 486 people killed in 160 incidents. Guns, copycats blamed.
MacInnis to serve 38 years for shooting at New River mall — (The Roanoke Times)Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014SSRI Ed note: Mall shooter, fan of school shootings while on psych meds stops them, 3 months later shoots people at local mall. Guns & mental illness blamed. Gets 38 yrs.
Suspect in Seattle Pacific killing had well-documented demons — (The Seattle Times)Friday, June 6th, 2014SSRI Ed note: "Funny, sociable, well-adjusted" man with alcohol problem quits drinking, takes Prozac and Risperdal for problems, shoots 4 at university, killing one.
An American teenager: Disaffected, isolated and inexplicably angry, Geddy Kramer seemed to fit the profile of a mass shooter. So why was it so hard to predict — and prevent — his rampage? — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)Tuesday, May 20th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Teen "devastated" by parents divorce, takes antidepressants, fan of Columbine, plans a mass killing, shoots 6 people at Fedex plus himself. Only he dies.
No Charges in Sparks Middle School Shooting — (KOLO 8 News)Tuesday, May 13th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Seventh-grader, 12, on Prozac, carries semi-automatic weapon to school, shoots 3, killing a teacher, then kills himself.
Dad Of Fort Hood Shooter Says Son ‘Must Not Have Been In Right Mind’ — (Huffington Post)Friday, April 4th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Soldier on meds including Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, and Lunesta goes on shooting spree, killing 3 and injuring 16. Family speculates that recent deaths responsible.
Lanza’s Psychiatric Treatment Revealed In Documents — (The Hartford Courant)Saturday, December 28th, 2013
6 p.m. update: Suicide note found at Almanor home of Reno hospital shooter — (ChicoER)Thursday, December 19th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man taking Prozac intermittantly, history of suicidality, shoots himself and 3 others at Reno clinic, he and a doctor die.
The silence of Abdelhakim Dekhar, unstable personality and mythomaniac — (Le Monde)Friday, November 22nd, 2013SSRI Ed note: Paranoid man on anti-anxiety meds has grandiose ideas about being persecuted, shoots and kills 5, shoots at photographer, kidnaps motorist.