TWO DIE IN FATAL FIRE WHILE ANOTHER WHO JUMPED TO SAVE HERSELF LATER DIED OF INJURIES
This case happened two years ago. Today she was sentenced to 57 1/2 years in prison – basically a life sentence and just today the news reported the following information below indicating medication use. Of course if she was on medication and suicidal and drinking and starting fires (pyromania) and not knowing if she was trying to commit suicide by starting the fire (because she likely cannot remember what she did) and on top of all that living in Prozacland, Utah we can easily assume that all that would add up to the fact that she was on antidepressants at the time of the crime.
The arson took the lives of three of her friends and neighbors at the apartment complex. Two died in the fire and one jumped from the second story in an attempt to avoid the fire and died the following year from those injuries.
“The night of the fire, Kimber called police and said she was suicidal and planned to overdose on medication, a police affidavit said. One minute after her call, firefighters received notice of the fire.
“Kimber told on-scene officers that she fell asleep holding a lit cigarette. She and her boyfriend fought earlier, she said, and she started drinking beer and taking pills, according to the affidavit. She also admitted to smoking marijuana.
“Kimber told police she dropped the cigarette while sitting on the love seat in her living room and looking at a basketball schedule. The cigarette heated up the love seat and a throw pillow caught fire. Kimber then rushed to a neighbor’s home next door to report the fire.
“(Police) asked Yvette if she, because of her suicidal feelings, lit the fire on purpose,” the affidavit states. “Yvette stated she did not know.”
Patients need to know that due to the strong mind altering affects of antidepressants it is generally the brain that goes dead before the body does when one attempts to overdose on these medications. So the chances are you can do all kinds of out of character things before you die from an overdose.
WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
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