Autumn & Alyssa Cochran,
with baby sister Faith Ehlen
Christina Marie Riggs, Justin & Shelby
The St Louis Missouri Case
Lisa Cochran killed her three daughters by shooting them all in the head with a shotgun she had recently purchased before she shot herself with the same gun. She had gone to her ex-husband’s home & did this in his driveway. She was described as “mentally unstable” & had made multiple suicide attempts previously. Considering that description I would be very surprised to learn that she was not on an antidepressant or in withdrawal from one – especially with the strong presence of Pfizer in the St. Louis area who has long been busy turning the Kansas/Missouri area – the “Land of OZ” into the “Land of ZO”.
From the article below we read: “If the deaths are ruled murder-suicide, this would be the third time this year a mother in the St. Louis area shot and killed her kids before shooting herself.”…”You hear about one or two cases in certain part of the country, but this is happening all within the St. Louis area,” Dr. John Rabun, a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Washington University, said. “It’s uncommon for it to be so close in time in a close locale… It’s an anomaly. It raises eyebrows.”
I would say it is about time it raised eyebrows!!! If it takes three of these in a row in one local area to raise eyebrows we are really in trouble!!!! My comment on the first article below is in response to an attorney who had made the following comment immediately below about this shooting. I felt he was doing a great job of voicing everyone’s thoughts nationwide on these senseless tragedies:
The Attorney: “What in the heck is wrong with people? What an utterly selfish act if this turns out to be a murder suicide. Why kill the children and deprive them of a life? I don’t know if it is drugs like meth or antidepressants or what but you rarely heard of this happening years ago. Today it seems more prevalent. Maybe it is the reporting of these stories but my god, it seems like people have just lost their ever loving minds. Shooting a one year old in the head with a shot gun and your own kids………who does that? You don’t want to live fine, go jump off a bridge, but why commit such a horrific act on defensless children? I do not begin to fathom that level of narcicism. So you think what you will be a good mom in heaven? My god some people have lost their way in this world.”… Attorney Michael Parnas
My comment: “The hang ’em high attitude does not stop these tragedies, but only prolongs this nightmare! (And that is coming from the great great grand daughter of the mayor Tombstone during the OK Coral Days!)
“After acting as an expert witness in these cases for over 20 years I can tell you that you are right, people have lost their minds on meds – antidepressants that work like a slow fuse LSD or PCP. These moms are going gradually insane. Antidepressants produce REM Sleep Behavior Disorder where these moms act out their worst nightmare. Andrea Yates was the third nurse in a row to go to court in a three month period for killing her children on these meds. While she was in court a female physician on the same antidepressant stabbed her two sons.
“One of the two antidepressants Andrea was on at maximum dose has both homicidal & suicidal ideation (compulsive thoughts) listed as potential side effects. The company added that warning after one of their own employees, whose job it was to take adverse reaction reports daily on that antidepressant, Effexor, was killed by her husband on Effexor who also killed her daughter, her parents, & himself. Google ssristories where you will find 1000s of similar cases worldwide.” …. Ann Blake-Tracy
The Christina Riggs Case
We hope soon to find a good enough copy of the Leeza Gibbons Show on the subject of mothers on antidepressants killing their children to post on our www.drugawareness.org site. I appeared as a guest expert on that show along with Robert Kirkwood who had just lost his wife & two small children in an Effexor-induced murder/suicide like this Missouri case above.
Also appearing on the show was defense attorney John Wesley Hall Jr. & Carol Thomas, respectively the attorney for & the mother of Christina Riggs. Christina also appeared on the show via satalite from prison – a mother on antidepressants who killed her two small children & attempted to kill herself. The state of Arkansas finished Christina’s failed murder/suicide attempt when they executed her not long after the show. Ironically they used the same chemical she had used in an attempt to kill herself after she killed her children. Her last words were: “Now I can be with my babies, as I always intended” … Christina Marie Riggs
There are FAR TOO MANY of these cases to reference anymore! This nightmare of mothers on these so called “medications” taking the lives of their children must end!
Christina’s story …
Articles on Lisa Cochran who just killed her 3 children & herself …
About the Author: Ann Blake-Tracy is the author of PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA?, and the director of the International Coalition For Drug Awareness [www.drugawareness.org]. She has testified before the FDA and testifies as an expert in legal cases involving serotonergic medications.
Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & www.SSRIstories.com
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“Ann, I just wanted to let you know from the bottom of my heart how grateful I am God placed you in my life. I am now down to less than 2 mg on my Cymbalta and I have never felt better. I am finally getting my life back. I can feel again and colors have never been brighter. Thanks for all that you do!!” … Amber Weber
“Used your method of weaning off of SSRI’s and applied it to Ambien. Took 6 months but had been on 15 mg for years so what was another 6 months. I have been sleeping without it for 2 weeks and it is the first time I have been able to sleep drug free for 15 years. What a relief to be able to lay down and sleep when I need or want to. Ambien may be necessary for people at times but doctors giving a months worth of it at a time with unlimited refills is a prescription for disaster. It is so damn easy to become dependent on. Thanks for your council Ann.”… Mark Hill
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