Church Shootings: Texas Church Shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, Kills 26 Wounds 20


Yet another Baptist Church shooting in Texas. This morning in Sutherland Springs, TX Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church, shot and killed 26 people and wounded 20 more.

We do know that Kelley was given a dishonorable discharge from the Air Force after four years of service in 2014. In another military case I worked in El Paso, TX a few years ago the soldier presented with knee problems so they gave him Tramadol. Tramadol is basically no different than an antidepressant when you look at the chemistry of the drug knowing that it acts on the same neurotranmitters – serotonin and norepinehrine plus and opioid receptor, but has the same side effect profile. And can also produce the potentially fatal reaction of Serotonin Syndrome – a condition in which the serotonin levels become so high it shuts down major organs producing death. Although it works like an antidepressant would it is generally used as a painkiller. As he began to have problems with that drug causing insomnia they added the antidepressant Trazodone. Then as he began to have more psychological issues from that antidepressant being added to the first one they gave him Celexa. At that point he became homicidal and wanted to kill his superior officer. He reported this to the doctor because naturally he was concerned! They diagnosed him with “homicidal ideation” a listed side effect of antidepressants. And then they actually told him if he reported the homicidal ideation to them again they would discharge him dishonorably! So with that case in mind I will certainly curious to learn why this shooter ended up with a dishonorable discharge from the service.

We do know that it was a citizen with a gun who came to the rescue and saved the rest of the people at the church. He pursued the shooter until he crashed his car. Until further investigation and testing we will not know much more about what happened in this particular case until more information is released. But from what we have seen in the past I would not be the least bit surprised to find these drugs are involved once again and yet another senseless mass killing. There are articles all over the internet releasing more and more information.

The public needs to understand that in these mass killings there is no common denominator when it comes to the weapon involved. In the Germanwings suicidal airline dive to death 150 lost their lives and in Nice, France the death toll was around 84 I believe where the weapon was a truck. In another Swiss case where 22 and children lost their lives the weapon was a bus. So is the solution to ban planes, trucks, buses, and guns? These are inanimate objects that do not act on their own. But if you look at this database of thousands of these killings which we have gathered over the past three decades you will see a common denominator which I have been shouting a warning about all these years:

All these serotonergic mind altering drugs will produce the same end result as LSD or PCP because they elavate the level of serotonin – the same chemical both LSD and PCP mimic in order to produce hallucinations/psychosis. Yet when Sandoz pharmaceutical introduced LSD they marketed it as a way to chemically induce insanity so researchers could then figure out how insanity is produced. And we wonder why the country has gone insane and mental illness and violence is becoming more and more rampant when people are using these drugs which we know produce the same effects of these two drugs now pulled from the market?!

Pulled from the market? Yes, both were patented by pharmaceutical companies to be introduced as prescription medications. LSD was patented by Eli Lilly, the same company who gave us Prozac and PCP was introduced as having “a large margin of safety in humans” by Parke-Davis, now Pfizer, the same company who gave us Zoloft. It remained on the market for 7 years before law enforcement and judges demanded its removal from the market due to the massive violence it was causing in society. Can anyone say deja-vu?

Here are 2 articles that have more information than most when I first wrote this post:


This is not the first shooting in a Baptist Church in Texas. The first thing I’m aware of happened in 1999 and Fort Worth. That shooting was committed by Larry Gene Ashworth who was on Prozac and may have been taking it sporadically after his father died who was the one overlooking is medication. In that shooting 8 died, including Larry Ashworth, and another seven were injured. You can read about that shooting on this older post below…

09/21/1999 – Prozac Found at Wedgwood Baptist Killer’s House


Then there was the South Carolina church shooting where the shooter, Dylan Roof, was on Suboxone which is so often given to wean people off of opioids. What is frightening to know is that Suboxone has such a strong effect on serotonin that it has a very high rate of Serotonin Syndrome associated with the use of that drug. With that being the case it should produce psychosis as well since serotonin is the key to the psychotic break. We know that LSD and PCP produce hallucinations by mimicking serotonin. All of which I am sure was never presented in that case and should have been mainly for the families who lost loved ones in that shooting. They needed to know there was a drug company behind that shooting which should have been held liable for the deaths of their loved ones.


In January of 2002 Michael Burgess on Effexor had begun having delusions and making false accusations against his wife about her having an affair. This is something very common with the use of antidepressants. The drugs cause such horrible nightmares which are often sexual in nature and are so vivid that the patient cannot tell the difference between the dream and reality. So they begin to make accusations about what they have dreamed which they firmly is real. One high-profile example with teeth out of comedian Roseanne Barr who falsely accused her parents of sexually abusing her as a child. Once off her Prozac and other medications Roseanne begin to realize that what she had been accusing her parents of was not real at all, but a delusion caused by the medications. She made that public statement during an interview with Oprah and appearing with her mother Helen. Rosanna stated it was the biggest mistake of her life. She has since done a wonderful job in rebuilding her life medication free! But this is why we have a Facebook group called “Antidepressant-induced False Accusations of Abuse.”

Mr. Burgess had become so convinced that something was going on which everyone agreed that there was absolutely no evidence of, that he took over the microphone at church Sunday evening and began accusing his wife and her best friend’s husband of having an affair. He was so disruptive and aggressive in his accusations that the police were called. They were able to calm things down and Mr. Burgess was allowed to go home with his family. But to show you how close that came to being a mass shooting at church let me tell you what happens next…

Tuesday evening the investigative officer called Mr. Burgess and had a talk with him to follow up on the case. The officer reported that everything seemed fine and 30 minutes later mr. Burgess shot and killed his wife her teenage daughter and chased her parents into the backyard shooting both of them before shooting himself. When I spoke with the investigative officer he stated that there was absolutely no way anyone could have ever convinced him that this man was about to kill the entire family. Even more interesting is learning where the wife worked. She actually worked for the manufacturer of Effexor and her job was taking adverse reaction reports on Effexor!

So I then called Wyeth Pharmaceutical, manufacturers of Effexor, which has since been taking over by Pfizer. I called to make the adverse reaction report on the drug. When they answered they asked me what the adverse reaction was. I replied,”Mass murder suicide.” The woman gasped, rattled some papers, and then said, “Okay, patient name?” I replied, “Michael Burgess.” She said “Micheal…” then shouted, “Michael Burgess! Do you know his wife worked right here in this office?!!” My reply? “You mean to tell me she sat right there next to you taking adverse reaction reports day in and day out on Effexor and did not see this coming soon enough to save her life, the life of her daughter, the lives of her parents, or his?” Her response was a very quiet, “I guess not.” So I said , well while I’ve got you on the phone let me report a few more cases off the top of my head the rest I will have to look through my notes and call you back . I started with, “I certainly hope you have Andrea Yates and her five children down,” and then gave her several more mothers that killed their children under the influence of Effexor, including the female physician on Effexor who stabbed her two sons, killing one, during Andrea Yates second trial.

This case should make it perectly clear just how insane it was for people to blame Rusty Yates for not knowing that Andrea, on maximum dose of both Effexor and Remeron, was about to take the lives of all their children!!!

Here is a link to the Burgess case:


There have been many other shootings at churches as well with many pastors or church leaders being killed some even as they were preaching their sermons. I do know the case of the Mormon Bishop in California who was killed in 2010 was another case for the shooter was on these medications when he went into the church and shot and killed the bishop. And the man was completely psychotic talking about Mortal Kombat just crazy things like he thought he was acting out a video game. As psychotic as this man was it was nothing short of a miracle that many were not killed in that shooting. Although he did not know the bishop he shot, he was holding a grudge against a former Bishop that he knew there years before.

When the shooter left that morning he told his family he was going fishing. But he and his wife two or three years before the shooting made very serious joint suicide attempt and even killed their two cats before making the attempt on their own lives. And the killer had been given a diagnosis of bipolar which we already know is too often caused by antidepressants. And my 2006 testimony before the FDA panel on antidepressants includes much of that information which you can view here if you would like:


HEAVILY MEDICATED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL: “Reid Mosis, 26, who attended school in New Braunfels with Kelley from 6th through 9th grades, said in an interview that Kelley was “always a bit of a loner.”

“I know his parents had him on heavy doses of meds in middle school,” Mosis said. “A lot of friends that knew him said he was too sick in the head to deal with by senior year of high school.”

NOTE: I should add here or those are not aware if someone has been on these antidepressant medications in the past and has not come off the drugs slowly enough to give the brain time to adapt they will often end up back on the drugs again. Withdrawal must be very gradual and the patient will need to work to rebuild their nutrition due to the depletion by the drugs. If that does not happen then being repeatedly put on the drugs is very common. No one should ever attempt coming off an antidepressant or atypical antipsychotic or a benzodiazepine without first thoroughly investigating how to come off of these drugs safely. And all that information is available on our website at

So with his past use it seems to appear he was going back on the drugs over and over with no one realizing that he was having serious adverse reactions which the domestic violence and stalking both indicate.


Church shooter escaped mental health facility after attacking wife

“The man who shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church Sunday was checked into and escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, according to a police report obtained by CBS affiliate KHOU.

“Devin Patrick Kelley: What we know about the Texas church shooting suspect
Devin Kelley was sent to the Peak Behavioral Health Services Center in Santa Teresa, New Mexico after beating his wife and stepson, who suffered a fractured skull, while Kelley was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base. But on June 13, 2012, Kelley escaped from the center, fleeing to El Paso, Texas, acording to the report.
Police warned that Kelley “was a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking firearms” onto the base, where he “was attempting to carry out death threats that (he) had made on his military chain of command.”

“El Paso police arrested him at a bus stop and turned him over to New Mexico police”

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