Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Zoloft Induces Murder?

From the AP: "A teenager who shot and killed his grandparents as they slept is 'a shy, decent boy' who was led to kill by the antidepressant Zoloft, his attorney said as the boy went on trial [in Charleston, S.C.]. ...'This is a case about one drug that has taken three lives. When you hear the case, you will have the power and opportunity to give one back,' [defense attorney Andy Vickery] said. 'A shy, decent boy was acting under the influence of a mind-altering drug.' Prosecutors contend Pittman shot his grandparents because they disciplined him for fighting on a school bus. 'This is not a case about Zoloft. This is not a case about Pfizer,' prosecutor Barney Giese told the jury in opening statements. 'This is a case about Chris Pittman.'"

Details here. Hat tip to Mark Fulwiler.


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