Zoloft Defense Sacked


There is no glee to be found in this tale of a 12-year-old who murdered his grandparents and now, as a 15-year-old, faces 30 years in prison. But had Christopher Pittman's Zoloft defense worked there is no telling where that might have ended.

To their credit, the jury did not let a blizzard of flim-flam from the defense obscure key facts which showed knowledge of right and wrong, such as Pittman setting a fire to cover his tracks.

Clearly Zoloft did not quell whatever ill thoughts the young boy harbored and the drug did not cause those thoughts either.