ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Shooting: Man “snapped” and Shot Wife: Conecticut

Paragraph three reads:  “Braucci told police a
disagreement erupted Tuesday morning
over who
Shelly Lavoie had been calling on her cell phone. Shelly
Lavoie
told police that her husband,
wheelchair bound from injuries suffered in a

motor vehicle crash during his teenage years, had grown
increasingly
paranoid, and was taking anti-depressants.”

SSRI Stories
note:  The Physicians Desk Reference states that one of the side-effects of

antidepressants, and this is not listed as rare, is
“paranoia”.

http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2009/11/26/news/local/451726.txt

Thursday, November 26, 2009 3:16 AM EST

Man accused of shooting wifesnapped
BY
BRIGITTE

RUTHMAN
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
LITCHFIELD —
John Lavoie told a friend, “I shot
Shelly, I
snapped.”

The 53-year-old handicapped man who held
police
at bay for nearly 10 hours Tuesday
after shooting his wife in the thigh is
now
being held on $500,000 bond on first-degree
assault
charges.

According to the
warrant for his arrest, Lavoie, a native
of
Thomaston, told his friend Vincent Braucci Jr. during a late
afternoon
phone conversation Tuesday that he
didn’t mean to do it. Upset and
remorseful, he
still maintained his wife of 23 years was having
an
affair.

Braucci told police a
disagreement erupted Tuesday morning
over who
Shelly Lavoie had been calling on her cell phone. Shelly
Lavoie
told police that her husband,
wheelchair bound from injuries suffered in a

motor vehicle crash during his teenage years, had grown
increasingly
paranoid, and was taking
anti-depressants.

According to the warrant, at 10:25 a.m. Lavoie
grabbed a long rifle or shotgun, slipped at

least one round in the chamber, and went after his wife. The
couple
struggled — although he is unable to
use his legs, Lavoie’s upper body is
strong
from landscaping the house neighbors said he designed himself

and
maintains with some hired
assistance.

Shelly Lavoie fled to the bathroom in the 16 East Litchfield
Road South home where the couple have
lived
for six years. Her husband fired a bullet that entered her
right
thigh, and passed through into her left
thigh where it became
lodged.

Lavoie
told his wife he was going to shoot her in the
back,
and in the ensuing struggle, Shelly
Lavoie, 47, seized the gun and threw
it out of
reach, then fled through the garage to her car. She grabbed
her
cell phone and phoned her mother to tell
her what was happening as she
drove herself to
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Her mother
phoned
police, who were dispatched to the East
Litchfield home and to the
hospital to
interview Shelly Lavoie. The injured woman told detectives
her
husband was depressed and had talked about
suicide, claiming in recent
months that she
was cheating on him. She was transferred to
Hartford
Hospital, where her condition was
unavailable Wednesday.

To read
the
complete story see Thursday’s Republican-American or our
electronic
edition at: http://republicanamerican.ct.newsmemory.com/

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DEPRESSION MED: Fireman Holds Daughter’s Fiance at Gunpoint: New Jersey

Paragraph six reads:  “Humphrey takes
medication for migraines, depression
and ADD, and he had a migraine on the night of the offense,
Luther added.”

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20090924/NEWS01/909240347/1002/Hebron-man-gets-probation-for-abduction

Hebron man gets probation for abduction

Columbus firefighter held daughter’s fiancé at gunpoint in August
’08

BY JESSIE BALMERT • Advocate Reporter • September 24,
2009

NEWARK — A Columbus firefighter from Hebron was sentenced to a
maximum of five years of community control Wednesday morning after pleading
guilty to driving his stepdaughter’s fiancé around town at gunpoint.

Mark
E. Humphrey, 53, last known address 7589 Lancaster Road, Hebron, pleaded guilty
to one count each of abduction, a third-degree felony; improperly handling
firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; and domestic violence, a
first-degree misdemeanor. A three-year firearm specification was
dismissed.

Licking County Common Pleas Judge Jon Spahr also required
Humphrey to complete a mental health program, surrender all firearms and have no
contact with his stepdaughter’s fiancé. The maximum sentence Humphrey could have
faced for the charges was six years and six months in prison for the felony
charges served consecutively and six months in jail for the domestic violence
charge.

Licking County Assistant Prosecutor Dan Huston recommended
community control because that was the suggestion of law enforcement and the
victims. Humphrey had no previous felony offenses.

“My concern, your
honor, is the character that Mark presented on Aug. 20 is not who Mark is,” said
George Luther, Humphrey’s attorney.

Humphrey takes medication for
migraines, depression and ADD, and he had a migraine on the night of the
offense, Luther added.

On Aug. 20, 2008, Humphrey found his
stepdaughter’s fiancé in his home, awakened his wife with screams and threatened
her, his stepdaughter and her fiancé with a loaded .45-caliber handgun,
according to court documents.

Humphrey followed his wife and stepdaughter
into the bedroom, where he backhanded the stepdaughter, causing injury, court
documents said.

When the fiancé left the house, Humphrey pursued him and
threatened to burn down the home with the people inside, court documents
said.

He then caught the fiancé and told him to get into his pickup
truck, in which he was keeping a handgun, according to court documents. Humphrey
and the man, whom he was holding at gunpoint, drove around until Humphrey was
arrested by Hebron police, according to court documents.

“The night was a
snowball of hysteria and confusion that resulted in many poor choices,” Luther
said.

Humphrey, who has served as a Columbus firefighter for 21 years,
said he has been a law-abiding citizen for most of his life and would like to
return to being a productive resident of Licking County. Several family members
rely on Humphrey’s salary and health insurance to treat their illnesses,
including his stepdaughter’s child, who was born with birth defects, Luther
said.

“He is so remorseful for that,” Luther said. “I just don’t see that
type of action repeating itself.”

Several Columbus firefighters, along
with his family, were in attendance to support Humphrey, who resupplies the tool
room for the fire department, Luther said. Humphrey’s job as a firefighter is in
jeopardy because of the conviction, Luther said.

Jessie Balmert can be
reached at (740) 328-8548 or jbalmert@newarkadvocate.com.

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