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Paragraphs six & seven read:  "Prosecutors had demanded he serve life behind bars but the court reduced his sentence due to diminished responsibility, as he was alcoholic, suffering from depression and on medication."

"The man also confessed to his crime and had no previous convictions, also mitigating the sentence."

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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