Archive for Workplace violence

The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect may have had mental illness — (WHEC News 10)
SSRI 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.
Jayme Pasieka went on a murderous rampage and his victims’ families may never know why — (The Edmonton Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Young man prescribed antidepressants for insomnia, anxiety, starts behaving strangely, later has a psychotic breakdown, stabs 5, killing 2. Gets life.
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)
SSRI 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.
McCoy v State of Florida: Death sentence upheld — (FindLaw)
Sister of Dreyfoos suspect: ‘I pray to God that he comes forward’ — (Palm Beach Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man behaves strangely, is wanted for workplace shootings, sister is worried because of his medication for depression.
Expert testifies that pills, alcohol led soldier to kill — (Stars and Stripes)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Celexa drinks alcohol, viciously stabs and strangles fellow soldier to death for no reason as she sleeps
Murderous N.Y. nanny in coma after killing 2 young children — (
SSRI Ed note: New York nanny gets treatment for stress, becomes psychotic, murders two young children and stabs herself in the neck. NYPD looks for motive.
Depression meds found in Accent Signage shooter’s home, police say — (MPR NEWS)
SSRI 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.
After two weeks Kyle daycare murder case near jurors' hands — (San Marcos Mercury)
Inquest hears of Dorset soldier's suicide — (Daily Echo)
Reno store shooting: ‘His goal was to get even and embarrass Walmart’ — (
SSRI Ed note: Man who reports experiencing "complications" from his antidepressant shoots 3 managers at Walmart.
Police Say Grad Student Was Shot 11 Times — (KHQ Q6)
Librarian Shoots Fellow Librarian Inside Library
State High Court Upholds Death Sentence For Triple Homicide At TDOT Facility — (The Chattanoogan)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Xanax, shoots and kills his estranged wife, 2 other employees at her workplace. Gets 3 death sentences.
Woman Kills Best Friend-CoWorker At their Place of Business
Aberdeen man threatened staff after phoning for a job — (Aberdeen Evening Express)
Newspaper Employee Attempts to Bomb Newspaper Office: 3 Day Withdrawal
Board upholds firing of custodian — (Tehachapi News)
SSRI Ed note: School custodian has a manic episode caused by antidepressants, attacks Principal, is fired. Diagnosed bipolar, wife blames mental illness.
Ousted Surrey school teacher wins round in court battle—(
SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants behaves abusively, inappropriately, "bipolar disorder" blamed.
Trial begins in 2006 workplace killing — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin, Ambien stabs boss to death with knife, sentenced to 40 years. Appeal re: involuntary intoxication denied, court disagrees meds key factor.
Sudden tipping point for Eldora shooter — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Fine young man who never got into trouble takes antidepressants, lithium, acts oddly, fatally shoots his manager.
Troy man to seek insanity defense in office shooting — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Cymbalta, trazodone loses job, shoots up office killing one, wounding 2.
Report describes what led to killing — (The Herald-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants, other meds becomes forgetful, spaced out, job performance slips, she shoots her manager, shoots herself in the head, dies.
Suspected shooter tried suicide twice — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for depression and bipolar is suicidal, makes several suicide attempts, loses job, shoots 3 people at former workplace, killing one.
Suspect’s mother says son was on anti-depressants — (WTHR 13)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar, on "heavy doses" of Wellbutrin and Prozac, buys a gun and shoots 4 coworkers. Teasing is blamed.
VA pharmacist treated troubled man — (The Tennessean)
SSRI Ed note: VA pharmacist prescribes Zoloft to man, his mental state worsens, she ups the dose, he goes on a shooting spree. No deaths, he gets 8-yr prison sentence.
Suspect in woman’s shooting denied bail — (The Press Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft and sleep medication realizes his lover plans to end their affair, shoots and kills his her. Gets 40 years, bid to overturn conviction denied.
Suspect was hospitalized for depression — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violence takes Prozac and shoots a woman for no reason. He is charged; depression is blamed.
Paxil defense planned in murder case, Lawyers say drug may have led to slaying — (Deseret Morning News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil and other meds shoots boss, shoots self in head, survives, plea bargains life without parole.
Sharon murderer blames Zoloft for ’97 killing spree — (The Boston Herald)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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.
Anatomy of a nightmare; Tracing events of a tragic Tuesday — (Franklin County Times)
SSRI Ed note: Six killed including shooter, 9 injured in Lockheed Martin shooting by man on Celexa and Zoloft.
2 shooting victims out of hospital — (The Florida Times-Union)
Suspect (in Wakefield murders) was taking drugs for depression — (Boston Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil, Desyrel and Prozac (recent dosage increase) brings gun to workplace, shoots 7 co-workers. Mental illness blamed, insanity doubted.
Company facing suit in shooting rampage — (The News & Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Two shot, onme dies at Drexel Heritage plant
Betancourt’s extradition cold comfort to families of slain men — (TCPalm)
Police Report Gives Details On Barton Atlanta Shooting; Suspect Amended His Will Twice Three Days Before Office Shooting Spree — (Associated Press)
SSRI Ed note: Day trader, 45, on Prozac, loses money, shoots wife, 2 kids, kills 9 people at 2 brokerage firms, wounds 13, kills himself.
@marillo Globe-News: News: 2 killed in shooting at state employment headquarters — (Amarillo Globe)
Murder on Prozac? The “happiness pill” in the dock — (Le Soir)
SSRI Ed note: Ptozac defense tried in Belgium in 1998 in a case of man murdering his wife where she worked. Defense fails, no scientific evidence linking Prozac to violence.
RAMPAGE IN CONNECTICUT: THE OVERVIEW; Connecticut Lottery Worker Kills 4 Bosses, Then Himself — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Luvox shoots and kills 4 people at Lottery office, then turns gun on himself.
Witness: Harris was depressed in ’97 — (The Louisville Courier-Journal)
Woman dies after shooting at workplace – Estranged boyfriend sought; he has domestic-abuse history — (Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on steroids and Prozac (recipe for violent behaviour) stalks, shoots and kills estranged girlfriend.
Thursday’s Trucking Company Shooting Not Tri-state’s First — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac shoots and kills 3 people at trucking company, pleads NCR, sentenced to death.
Canyon Lake man held after brother stabbed — (The Riverside Press-Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for seizures and depression thinks his brother is having an affair with his girlfriend, stabs him, he lives.
Mental exam ordered in siege — (San Antonio Express)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants has manic episode, 3 1/2 hr standoff ensures, he threatens his supervisor's life, finally surrenders.
MAY 2-8: Workers Kill Workers; Yet Again, Violence In the Post Office — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Fired postal worker with known psychiatric problems ( = drugs) stabs his mom & her dog to death, goes to post office, killing 1, wounding 1, kills himself.