Crime Spree Antidepressant 2010-03-26 Alaska Couple Went on Crime Spree After Consuming Full Bottle of Antidepressants: Woman Has No Memory of It

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Summary:

Paragraph one reads:  "A Fairbanks woman pleaded guilty for her role in a crime spree she says she doesn't remember."

Paragraph three reads:  "Assistant District Attorney Joe Dallaire says Bankston and her boyfriend went on a crime spree Sept. 9. after consuming almost a full bottle of antidepressants."

SSRI Stories note:  Amnesia is listed as a frequent side effect of antidepressants in the Physicians Desk Reference.


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Fairbanks woman gets 3 years for crime spree

Associated Press - March 26, 2010 12:44 PM ET

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A Fairbanks woman pleaded guilty for her role in a crime spree she says she doesn't remember.

Amber Bankston was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison and three years of probation.

Assistant District Attorney Joe Dallaire says Bankston and her boyfriend went on a crime spree Sept. 9. after consuming almost a full bottle of antidepressants.

He says the couple participated in four burglaries that night. In one incident, Bankston threatened a group of visiting Bulgarian students with a butcher knife and ordered a woman to take off her clothes.

Bankston, who has no prior criminal history, says she only knows about the robberies from reading police reports and talking to her daughter. Her attorney blamed Bankston's actions on bipolar disorder.

Information from: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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