Murder Wellbutrin Antidepressant, a Benzo & Alcohol 2010-10-27 New York 24 Year Old Kills Pace College Honors Student
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Paragraph 7 reads:  "His lawyer is expected to claim extreme emotional disturbance as a defense.  Cancel was also boozed up the night of the killing in August 2008 - and on Xanax [a benzodiazepine] and Wellbutrin [an antidepressant] "for my stress," he said on the video."

SSRI Stories Note:  The Physicians Desk Reference states that antidepressants can cause a craving for alcohol and can cause alcohol abuse. Also, the liver cannot metabolize the antidepressant and the alcohol simultaneously, thus leading to higher levels of both alcohol and the antidepressant in the human body.



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Druggie charged with murder of Pace student demands media should 'write something nice' about him

BY Melissa Grace
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 7:01 PM
 

The drug-addled Queens man charged in the "Saw " slaying of a Pace student demanded better press after his chilling confession was played at a hearing.

"Write something nice about me!" Jermie Cancel, 24, shouted Wednesday  as he was lead from court after smirking, smiling and yawning through the  video.

In the tape, he tells prosecutors how he beat and suffocated 19-year-old Kevin Pravia while dragging on a cigarette and watching the horror movie "Saw."

"He was still sleeping and I tightend [the cord] and he gasped," Cancel, said with no remorse. "I punched his face."

He said he killed the young honors student from Massachusetts because he was "bored."

Cancel's family has described him as a drifter who spent time in a psych ward and was violent throughout his school years.

His lawyer is expected to claim extreme emotional disturbance as a defense.  Cancel was also boozed up the night of the killing in August 2008 - and on Xanax and Wellbutrin "for my stress," he said on the video.

He waited until the end of the gory film before leaving Pravia's W. 15th St. apartment near Union Square, where the two met.

He took the victim's laptop, BlackBerry and iPod  and sold them before he was caught  days later. Cancel's lawyer wants the confession tossed out as evidence by claiming cops failed to read the accused his rights before he started boasting to cops about the slaying.