Man Murders Wife: Later Kills Self in Prison — (Catholic Women’s League)

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The Catholic Women’s League

WINTER 2004

Kathleen Lees is 82 years old and the mother of a son who committed suicide in 2002 while in prison serving 25 years to life for the second degree murder of his wife in 1998. This tragic murder occurred because he was not monitored while taking a prescribed excess amount (120 mgs per day) of Prozac.

At the time, the “Prozac” defense was considered unprovable as there was insufficient data to support the empirical evidence, unlike today. Kathleen prays that this article and the current medical research will help prevent such tragedies for other families.

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