Summary:

Kathleen Lees is 82 years old and the mother of a son who
committed suicide in 2002 while in prison serving 25 years to life for
the second degree murder of his wife in 1998. This tragic murder occurred
because he was not monitored while taking a prescribed excess
amount (120 mgs per day) of Prozac. At the time, the “Prozac”
defense was considered unprovable as there was insufficient data to
support the empirical evidence, unlike today. Kathleen prays that
this article and the current medical research will help prevent such
tragedies for other families.
WINTER 2004 / THE CANADIAN LEAGUE • 7

http://www.cwl.ca/winter2004/SSRIs.pdf