Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Teen gets 30 years in Zoloft defense case


Here's the money quote:

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (CNN) -- A judge sentenced a 15-year-old boy Tuesday to 30 years in prison for killing his grandparents after jurors rejected defense arguments that taking the antidepressant Zoloft drove the youth to kill.

That would make this little murderer 45 or so when he can go free. Maybe he should have been on some better meds. It took about four hours of deliberations to finish this one.

Here's what the defence Dr. said about Zoloft:
Defense psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kapit testified that Pittman "did not have the ability to form criminal intent on that date due to intoxication with Zoloft."

You can get drunk on Zoloft? I wonder how much they had to pay this schmuck doctor to buy into this? It doesn't matter. It's a junk case.

CAVEAT: If someone can come up with hard evidence to the contrary, not just "this one study suggested this" or "that study said there might be an increased risk of that", but some cold, hard evidence, I'll retract everything. Until that time though, please lock this little murderer's arse up and throw away the key.

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