LIST of HOMICIDES on PROZAC & OTHER SSRIS, & on stimulant ADHD medication.

March 24 2005 at 12:58 PM

Response to March 2005 NEWS on SSRI ANTIDEPRESSANTS

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PAXIL is SEROXAT  (or PAROXETINE) in the UK. (AROPAX in Australia)








Jeff Weise, 16, (PROZAC) Minnesota School Shootings March 2005, killed his Grandfather and Grandmother, then went on a rampage at the school killing a teacher, a security officer, 5 students (and wounding 7 others, 2 critically), before exchanging gunfire with police and then shooting himself.



Christopher Bernaiche, 26, (Prozac) of South Rockwood in 2002.  Two days after Prozac dosage doubled, fired wildly around killing 2 men, and wounded 3 others after pool game argument.  (Defense pleaded mentally ill and prozac induced rage, jury verdict 1st degree murder.  Judge has recently ordered a retrial as prosecution withheld info sent to them relating to evidence linking prozac and violence. Retrial Pending)




David John Hawkins aged 76, Australia (Zoloft) strangled his much loved wife with no warning.  (Judge found:  "I am satisfied that but for the Zoloft he had taken, he would not have strangled his wife").



Andrew Myers, 28  (Zoloft)  Within  two weeks of starting on Zoloft  he hit a long-time friend in the head with a spiked, pronged brass knuckle-type weapon known as a "ninja key ring" during an argument.  Attempted murder charges.     (Acquitted - zoloft induced).




Leslie Demeniuk, Florida, (Zoloft then Paxil)  killed her four-year-old twin sons in 2001.  (Trial is on hold while prosecutors appeal a judge’s ruling that two defense experts could testify that Demeniuk was “involuntarily intoxicated” and “psychotic” as a result of taking Zoloft and then Paxil.).




Donald Schell, (Paxil).  48 hours after starting Paxil, he killed his wife, daughter, granddaughter and himself.  (Jury found Paxil at cause and ordered GlaxoSmithKline to pay $6.4 million to surviving family members.).




Merrilee Bentley Australia, (Paxil then Effexor) attempted murder (with suicide) of her young daughters.  (Judge ruled that Effexor had "gravely impaired" Merrilee Bentley's capacity for rational thought and action. He imposed a two-year suspended jail sentence and told her she was free to go home.).




 Christopher Pittman, aged 12, (Paxil then Zoloft).  Known amongst family as 'pop-pops shadow', he had always been very close to his grandfather.  Shortly after being prescribed Zoloft he shot both his grandparents dead and burned the house down.  Imprisoned, he waited 3 years for trial, and was then tried as an adult - a practice acceptable in the USA.  (Defense pleaded involuntary intoxication.  Preparing for the expected homicidality-zoloft link, Pfizer lawyers involved themselves early into the case with prosecution. Jury opted for murder verdict).




Victor Brancaccio aged 16  (Zoloft)  Florida, Learning disability.  2 months into Zoloft & with  increasing hostility and anger, killed a woman who said something which upset  him while he was taking a walk to try to calm down. (Judge refused to instruct the jury re involuntarily intoxication, Victor was convicted of 1st degree murder, life sentence)




A mother (Prozac) professional female, Australia, drowned her young son in the bath while on the drug.  (Not jailed, now doing well)



Case in Middleton (an SSRI) Western Australia, while suffering SSRI induced akathisia.  (Court of Appeal)


Daryl Dempsay, 35, (Zoloft) stabbed his wife and two children at their home in Burlington, Kan., then shot and killed himself.




Mark Barton, Atlanta day trader, (Prozac) killed his family and others in a shooting spree before taking his own life.




Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using   a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.




Neal Furrow, (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.




Cory Baadesgaard (Paxil then  300 mgs Effexor)  in Matawa, WA school shooting.  This was not long after being taken off Paxil cold turkey and changed over to Effexor.




Sergi Babarin (Luvox withdrawal) The Salt Lake Family History Library shooting leaving three dead.



Dr. Debra Green (Prozac) Kansas City, MO, set her home on fire, killing her children.




Eric Harris aged 17 (Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold  aged 18 in Colombine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado, killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and injured 23 others, before killing themselves.  




Shawn Cooper of Notus, aged 15 (SSRI and Ritalin) took a 12 guage shot gun to school and started firing, injuring one student and holding the school hostage for about 20 mins. 




Barbara Mortenson aged 66 (Prozac) attacked her 81-year-old mother, biting her more than 20 times and leaving chunks of flesh strewn on the floor after being on prozac for two weeks.





Jason  Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) -  school shooting in El Cajon, California.





Another boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) had a stand off at the school.




Jarred Viktor aged 15 (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.




Chris Shanahan aged 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.




Matthew Beck (Luvox) shooting at the lottery in Connecticut  that left five dead in a murder/suicide.




Edward Leary aged 49 (prescribed combo of Prozac, Effexor, and 2 other psych drugs) computer consultant.  Bombings in NY subway, 50 injured. (Defense pleaded drug intoxication, verdict of guilty, 94 years prison sentence).




Elizabeth Bush aged 13 (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania.




Little Timmy. 10 year old (Prozac) in southern Florida.




Nick Mansies (Paxil) in New Jersey who was convicted of killing a little boy selling cookies door to door.




Sue Gray, Orange County, CA (Paxil) who co-workers described as a very caring nurse, killed several elderly people.





Officer Stephen Christian (Prozac) one of the finest officers on the Dallas Police force, who ran into a police substation shooting at fellow officers and was killed.




Williams Evans (Zoloft) shot one co-worker at the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services before shooting himself in Columbus, OH.




Christina Fetters aged 14 (Prozac) in Iowa who killed her favourite aunt.




David Rothman (Prozac) killed two co-workers and himself at the Dept. of Agriculture in Inglewood, CA.




Christopher Vasquez (Zoloft) killed Michael McMorrow in Central Park.




Megan Hogg (Prozac) duct taped the mouths and noses of her three little girls and took a handful of pills.




Steven Leith (Prozac), teacher of Chelsea, Michigan, shot dead the school superintendent and wounded two others including a fellow teacher.




Vera Espinoza (Prozac) in Randolph, VT shot her small son and daughter before shooting herself.




Mr Cunningham (Prozac) in Layton, UT axed his wife and daughter to death.




Margaret Kastanis (Prozac) used a knife and hammer to kill her three children before stabbing herself to death.




Adrea Yates (Remeron-Effexor) of Houston, TX, drowned her five children in the bathtub.  The drugs had been prescribed at one and a half times the maximum dose.




Elderly man (Paxil) in Dallas, TX strangled his wife before shooting himself twice in the chest.




Lynwood Drake III, (Prozac and Valium) of California, shot and killed six people before shooting himself.




Larry Ashbrook (Prozac) killed seven people and himself in a Forth Worth, Texas, church.




Larramie Huntzinger (Zoloft)   ran his car into three young girls killing two in Salt Lake City, UT.




Mary Hinkelman  (Prozac), a nurse in Baroda, MI shot her two small daughters and her sister before shooting herself.




Lisa Fox (Prozac) shot her small son and her dog before shooting herself in Brighton, MI.





 Debi Louselle (Zoloft) shot her daughter and then herself in Salt Lake City, UT.




Gloria B.  (Prozac) in Pleasant Grove, UT killed her 17 year old son with a sledge hammer while he slept before she attempted suicide by drinking drain cleaner.




Larry Butzz, (Prozac) a superintendent of schools in Ames, IA shot his wife, son and daughter before shooting himself.




Michael McDermott (Prozac) - Software tester who  walked into work and shot seven co-workers.




Joseph T Wesbecker, Kentucky (Prozac) went into work with an AK-47 and a couple of pistols, killed 7 co-workers injured 12.




Gail Ann Ransom. (Prozac) Became increasingly violent after beginning Prozac treatment culminating in the strangulation of her mother.




Kip Kinkel (Prozac and RITALIN) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.




Hank Adams: (Prozac) Former San Diego Deputy Sheriff shot his wife and himself to death in front of his seventeen-year-old daughter.




Reginald Payne (Prozac) UK teacher aged 63, eleven days into Prozac suffocated his wife and then committed suicide by jumping off a cliff.




Duncan Murchison, (Prozac)  threatened to murder his girlfriend while on a rampage.




Jeff Franklin (Prozac/Ritalin) , Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work.  He used a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.




Luke Woodham aged 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.




Larry Gene Ashbrook  (Prozac)  killed seven people and himself in church in Fort Worth Texas.





Boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 who in seizure activity from Zoloft had a stand off at the school.




Chris Shanahan aged 15  (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.




 Mrs. Phil Hartman (Zoloft, but also taking Cocaine) , killed her husband and then herself.  (Wrongful death court case was filed but settled by the Zoloft manufacturer)





Marilyn Lemak (Zoloft) of Naperville, IL killed her three children.




Young man in Amarillo, TX, young man (Prozac, Ritalin and another antidepressant) burned down a church and pastor’s home.




Kristine Marie Cushing, age 39 (Prozac) shot and killed her two children, then shot herself in failed suicide attempt.




Kenneth Seguin (Prozac) drugged his two children, cut their wrists and dumped their bodies in a nearby pond before driving home and killing his wife with an axe while she slept.



 Michael Carneal (Ritalin) a 14-year-old opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded, one of whom was paralyzed.


Young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.


Andrew Golden, aged 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin)  shot 15 people killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.


TJ Solomon, aged 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia  opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.


Rod Mathews, aged 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.


James Wilson, aged 19, (Psychiatric Drugs - various) Breenwood, South Carolina, took  a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school  killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.


Jeremy Strohmeyer, aged 18, (Dexedrine) raped and murdered a 7-year-old African American girl in Las Vegas, Nevada shortly after commencing dexedrine 'treatment'.


Ryan Ehlis, college student, (Adderall)
in North Dakota,  killed his infant daughter in a psychotic episode shortly after commencing adderall 'treatment'


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