Kurt Danysh – Brooklyn Township, Pennsylvania (1996)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Last modified July 15, 2015


Kurt Danysh (Brooklyn Township, Pennsylvania 1996) – shot and killed his father on April 25, 1996 in Brooklyn Township, Pennsylvania, 13 days after being prescribed Prozac. Danysh, 18-years-old at the time of the killing, immediately confessed to the crime and was unable to give a reason for committing it except that the medication made him do it. DNA evidence established the teen as being a poor metabolizer of Prozac, causing the drug to build up in his system due to a genetic predisposition that resulted in a violent reaction to the antidepressant. Danysh, who is serving 22 ½ to 60 years in state prison, attempted to file an appeal based on new evidence that Prozac can cause violent behavior; however, his claim was dismissed due to being filed outside the two-year statute of limitations allowed in Pennsylvania.