GRANDMOTHER KILLS INFANT GRANDDAUGHTER WITH SLEDGEHAMMER AND CARVING KNIFE
Yet another grandmother has taken the life of her grandchild – something I have never seen before the SSRI antidepressants. You can search our database of cases at www.ssristories.drugawareness.org for other cases like this – all involving the use of antidepressants by the suspects.
My posted comment on this news story: “In over two decades of tracking and documenting cases like this one I have yet to see a grandmother kill a grandchild who was not taking an antidepressant at the time. ‘These drugs cause REM Sleep Behavior Disorder where you act out your nightmares. This one certainly does sound like a family’s worst nightmare! It has been documented that 86% of those suffering this disorder are taking an antidepressant and 80% of them are known to hurt themselves or others – including both murder and suicide. Someone needs to check her medications.”
Baby Vivian and Her Parents
In Oak Lawn, IL Polish speaking grandmother, Alfreda Giedrojc, 61, was left alone briefly Sunday morning with her sleeping six month old grandchild. According to investigators, the baby’s father and grandfather left the home briefly to help another relative who lives across the street when Giedrojc killed the baby.
“The defendant took the victim off of the couch where she had been sleeping and placed the baby on the floor and retrieved a sledgehammer from her closet, which she had placed there the night before,” said Michael Deno, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney. “The defendant then hit the victim repeatedly in the head and body with the sledgehammer. Since the victim was still crying and moving the defendant went into the kitchen and retrieved a large carving knife.The defendant then picked the victim up, held her, and then slit her throat with the knife.”
Police would not comment on Giedrojc’s mental health nor on a motive for the baby’s murder.
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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