Difficult days preceded Iraq killings, witnesses testify — (The Olympian)Thursday, May 9th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressant by army psychiatrist goes berserk and kills 5 people the next day. PTSD is blamed.
Aurora theater shooting documents: Doctor reported James Holmes was threat to public — (The Denver Post)Thursday, April 4th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft warns psychiatrist of homicidal thoughts, she does not act in time, he kills 12, sentenced to life in prison. Psychiatrist not blamed.
Depression meds found in Accent Signage shooter’s home, police say — (MPR NEWS)Monday, October 8th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Introverted, "laid back guy" on Mirtazapine, Trazodone, Temazepam, buys gun, ammo, is fired, shoots, kills 5, at work then self. Mental illness blamed.
Prosecutors: Gig Harbor market shooter intent on killing someone — (KOMO News)Monday, August 13th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Woman, 20, on meds for "mental condition" has suicidal and violent thoughts, shoots 3 people at Gig Harbor grocery,
Details released on Western Psychiatric Institute shooting — (The Pitt News)Wednesday, March 28th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed 43 medications, including antidepressants, suffers thought disturbance, aggression, hostility, shoots 8 at Psychiatric Institute, killing 1.
Mohamed Merah said he would experience an “infinite pleasure” from his actions — (M Société)Sunday, March 25th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Man on several psych meds goes on shooting spree, shoots 7, is shot and killed by police.
Military Wives Rally Around Wife of Accused Afghanistan Shooter Robert Bales — (The Daily Beast)Thursday, March 22nd, 2012SSRI Ed note: Soldier taking Zoloft, steroids, and larium prescribed by army kills 16 Afghans, does not remember, has no idea why he did it, pleads guilty.
The Cleveland High School Shooting: Portrait of the Suspect as Teenager — (TIME)Friday, March 2nd, 2012SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, good student, helpful, "never a problem", "prescription meds" used by brother in treatment, shoots 5 at Chardon High School, killing 3.
Eduardo Sencion, IHOP Shooter, Was Convinced Demons Were After Him — (The Huffington Post)Thursday, November 3rd, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man has psych meds changed, a few weeks later he has hallucinations, paranoia, seeks help, warns his mom, shoots 9 people, killing 3. Schizophrenia blamed.
Reno store shooting: ‘His goal was to get even and embarrass Walmart’ — (RGJ.com)Wednesday, October 26th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man who reports experiencing "complications" from his antidepressant shoots 3 managers at Walmart.
Ex-wife feared Seal Beach suspect as unbalanced — (CBS News)Friday, October 14th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man on trazodone and topamax, in custody dispute with estranged wife, shoots her and 8 others at her salon, killing her and 7 others.
Report sheds new details in Rodrick Dantzler’s murder spree that killed 7, note he left to his mother — (Grand Rapids Press)Monday, October 3rd, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man who tried to get help for depression but medication "didn't work" goes on rampage, killing 7, finally dies shooting self in head.
Pictured: The second mother killed in Jersey knife attack who died with her daughter — (Mail Online)Monday, August 15th, 2011SSRI Ed note: "Peaceful man", good dad, suspects wife of affair, takes antidepressants and stabs wife, kids, 3 other people to death. Stabs himself, lives. Gets 30 years.
Defense: Stewart doesn’t remember nursing home shooting — (WRAL)Monday, August 1st, 2011SSRI Ed note: Nurse prescribes man, 46, Lexapro, Xanax, Ambien. 2 days later he shoots 11 nursing home residents in a zombie-like state, 8 die. He gets life.
One more mass killer, one more drug-addled mind — (Daily Mail)Saturday, July 30th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Norwegian Nazi sympathizer on various "mind-altering chemicals" kills 77 people with a bomb in Oslo and by shooting children at a Labour party youth camp.
Alphen aan den Rijn shopping mall shooting — (Klokkenluider)Tuesday, April 12th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Dutch youth, 24, on antidepressants behaves strangely, shoots 13 at shopping mall, killing 6. Mental illness blamed.
Toxicology fails to explain killing — (Amarillo Globe-News)Thursday, September 23rd, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants with no criminal or problem history drinks, tries to abduct woman, girl, shoots, kills grandmother. No motive identified.
State High Court Upholds Death Sentence For Triple Homicide At TDOT Facility — (The Chattanoogan)Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Xanax, shoots and kills his estranged wife, 2 other employees at her workplace. Gets 3 death sentences.
Report: Auburndale Man Accused in Shooting Spree on U.S. 92 Was Well Armed — (The Ledger)Tuesday, July 27th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, becomes paranoid and irrational, shoots at other motorists on Highway 92, injuring 3.
Insane Or Cold-Blooded? Odgren’s Fate Rests With Jury — (Boston Channel News)Wednesday, April 28th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Teen on psychoactive drugs for years, stabs 15-yr-old at school. Defence blames mental illness, claims NCR, but he is found guilty.
SSRIs are not recommended for young people in the United States — (Savon Sanomat)Friday, February 19th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Finnish man, 22, takes SSRI, shoots and kills 10 people and himself at his school.
Over the Meds and Under the Hood — (Truethout)Thursday, February 11th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist who is part of a system that grossy over-prescribes psychoactive drugs goes on a rampage himself, killing 13. Later he is sentenced to death.
A Combat Soldier on Death Row? — (Salem-News)Tuesday, July 28th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Soldier has bad reaction to meds issued by V.A., Paxil, Zoloft, & Clonazepam sent home suffering PTSD, kills 2, injures 1 thinking them "hostiles", gets life.
Driver‘s deadly shooting spree ‘drug-induced‘ —(The Herald)Thursday, April 30th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Man, 51, dependent on combination of drugs (Effexor, Epilem, Stilnox), drinks, embarks on "shooting rampage", one dead, 2 injured.
Fresh-faced killer who brought a chilling carnage to the suburbs—(The Scotsman)Friday, March 13th, 2009SSRI Ed note: German student, 17, taking antidepressants shoots fires 100 rounds and kills 15 young students at his former school, then kills himself.
Mother apologizes for son’s crime spree — (Times Colonist)Wednesday, February 18th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Man, 28, on or recently off Celexa and Valium embarks on carjacking, assault and kidnapping spree, injures 2, tells police to shoot him.
Strange crime spree ends in suicide — (Las Vegas Sun)Tuesday, November 18th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants goes on crime spree including kidnapping, attempted robbery, shooting at people including 2 children, kills himself.
Cross pleads guilty to murder — (Snoqualmie Valley Record)Thursday, October 2nd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, other meds stabs and kills 3, kidnaps teen, has hazy recollection but pleads guilty to homicide.
The Dawson College shooting: Gill was ready to kill his parents — (La Presse)Friday, September 5th, 2008SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes man, 23, antidepressants for depression, he plans a shooting at a college he never attended, shoots 17, killing one, then kills himself.
Defense witness: Haq was ‘insane’ — (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)Wednesday, May 14th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on 6 prescription drugs, incl Effexor for "mental illness" opens fire on a non-profit, killing 1, injuring 5. Mental illness blamed.
Gunman taunted the officer he shot; Four died in attack last year in Idaho — (Seattle Pi)Wednesday, May 14th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants goes on shooting spree killing 4, including police officer, later shoots and kills himself.
Doctors: Prozac, violence rarely linked — (Chicago Tribune)Tuesday, February 19th, 2008SSRI Ed note: "Nicest, most caring" man stops taking Prozac - also on Ambien and Xanax - because he feels like a zombie shoots 21 at NIU, killing 5, also kills himself.
Shining a Light on Abuse and Neglect in Homeschooling Environments — (Homeschooling’s Invisible Children)Sunday, December 9th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Young man, on Prozac goes on killing spree in Colorado, killing 4, wounding 5 before killing himself. Home schooling, rock music blamed.
Nine, Including Shooter, Confirmed Dead — (ABC News)Wednesday, December 5th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen on Ritalin and Zoloft since he was 5, goes on shooting rampage at mall, killing 9 people then himself.
Auvinen sought to inflict maximum damage in Jokela shootings — (Helsingin Sanomat)Wednesday, November 7th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Good student, 18, prescribed antidepressants, becomes withdrawn, develops strange ideas, at 18 shoots and kills himself and 8 others at his school.
Who was Asa Coon? — (Cleveland.com)Wednesday, October 10th, 2007SSRI Ed note: "Smart" teen, 14, on Trazodone and another med since 12 yrs old, shoots and kills 2 teachers, 2 students and himself at his school.
Castillo won’t be executed — (News Observer)Thursday, May 24th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Suicidal teen on Celexa kills father, goes to school and opens fire, injuring 2. Mental illness blamed.
Gunman Showed Signs of Anger — (New York Times)Wednesday, April 18th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Student on Prozac, described by acquaintances as "angry", holds grudges against fellow students, kills himself and 32 others at Virginia Tech.
Suspect’s mother says son was on anti-depressants — (WTHR 13)Thursday, January 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar, on "heavy doses" of Wellbutrin and Prozac, buys a gun and shoots 4 coworkers. Teasing is blamed.
State blamed for fatal shooting spree at Jewish day care — (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)Sunday, August 20th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac has homicidal thoughts, accumulates arsenal, shoots 5 children in a Jewish day care. White supremacist beliefs/racism blamed. Gets life.
Man guilty of trying to kill five — (BBC News)Thursday, March 2nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Immigrant child treated badly in English schools, becomes troubled loner. NHS believes he must be permanently heavily drugged. He quits meds, commits murder.
Wife of killer blames drugs — (The Advertiser)Monday, December 12th, 2005SSRI Ed note: "Loving, caring" takes Effexor, becomes first a basket case then a "monster" who stabs two prostitutes to death. Faces major jail sentence.
Tulsa Killer Faces Thursday Execution — (KOTV)Thursday, August 11th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, alcohol kills 4 people, sentenced to death, Oklahoma refuses to acknowledge role of medication, refuses to commute death sentence.
Prescription For Anger — (News Channel 6)Tuesday, May 10th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man on 6+ meds including antidepressants gets dose increase, shoots and kills 3 women.
Shooter Described As Deeply Disturbed — (Washington Post)Thursday, March 24th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, many past losses, loving relationship with grandparents, no history of violence, gets Prozac dose increased, goes on shooting spree killing 10.
Brother describes suspect’s troubled past — (The Olympian)Thursday, December 30th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man, 44, sad re: breakup drinks, is suicidal, gets Zoloft. 2 weeks later, becomes psychotic, shoots 3 men, 2 die, kills himself. Mental illness blamed.
Gateway mall shootings: Shooting is last act of a traumatic, violent life — (Tampa Bay Times)Saturday, November 20th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man who takes antidepressants intermittently is aggressive and hostile, finally shoots two strangers in a mall then turns his gun on himself.
Sharon murderer blames Zoloft for ’97 killing spree — (The Boston Herald)Wednesday, May 19th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Zoloft for depression has severe akathisia, shoots and kills his 2 business partners. Despite new corroborating evidence, new trial denied.
Fentress et al v Shea Communications et al. — (Let Them Eat Prozac)Monday, March 1st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Landmark case: Man intolerant of SSRIs given Prozac, he kills 8 employees and himself at the Standard Gravure plant followed by his own suicide.
Prozac is defense in killings at bar, Southgate resident on trial over deaths in 2002 — (Detroit Free Press)Friday, January 23rd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Young man, 27, taking Prozac, gets into a fight over a pool game, shoots and kills two men. He is convicted of first degree murder, appeal is denied.