Paragraph 3 reads: "Williams says on the evening Lyman allegedly shot her husband to death in their Anthon, Iowa home, she was drunk and on anti-depressants."
Research is currently being conducted into the synergistic effect of the antidepressant/alcohol combination. This effect is believed to lead to a more toxic form of mania and psychosis than the effect produced by antidepressants alone.
Antidepressants also produce a craving for alcohol [listed in the Physicians Desk Reference] which is a mania known as "dipsomania".
Defense Takes Over In Lyman Murder Trial
It's the defense's turn in the murder trial of June Lyman, as the state rests its case.
Lyman's attorney, Mike Williams, says his client was dealing with stress brought on by the death of her daughter and a failing business.
Williams says on the evening Lyman allegedly shot her husband to death in their Anthon, Iowa home, she was drunk and on anti-depressants.
He says that put her in an altered state of mind, and the defense plans to question several psychiatrists about that possibility.
The trial is set to resume tomorrow.
If convicted Lyman could face life in prison.