Abbie Boudreau and Scott Zamost at CNN tell us Girlfriend: Shooter was taking cocktail of 3 drugs. I think we're supposed to think that the cocktail of drugs caused Mr. Kazmierczak to shoot students at Northern Illinois University.
Ms. Boudreau and Mr. Zamost report:
Steven Kazmierczak had been taking three drugs prescribed for him by his psychiatrist, the Northern Illinois University gunman's girlfriend told CNN.So, let me get this straight: Mr. Kazmierczak's girlfriend, who is 28 and not a medical authority, was worried, er, "nervous," that her boyfriend was taking three medications.
Jessica Baty said Tuesday that her boyfriend of two years had been taking Xanax, used to treat anxiety, and Ambien, a sleep agent, as well as the antidepressant Prozac.
Baty said Tuesday that her boyfriend of two years had been taking Xanax, used to treat anxiety, and Ambien, a sleep agent, as well as the antidepressant Prozac.
Baty said the psychiatrist prescribed the medications, a fact that made her so "nervous" that she tried to persuade Kazmierczak to stop taking one of the drugs.
She said he had stopped taking the antidepressant three weeks before the Valentine's Day rampage on the NIU campus in DeKalb, Illinois, which left five students dead and 16 wounded. He then killed himself.
Er, shouldn't we be worried when he stops taking his meds?