Drake to Undergo Psych Evaluation

OWOSSO - A judge has ordered the man accused of murdering two men in Owosso to receive a psychiatric evaluation before further court action takes place. On Tuesday 66th District Court Judge Terrance P. Dignan ordered Harlan Drake to be evaluated at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Ypsilanti. A preliminary hearing in district court scheduled for September 25th will be put on hold until the evaluation is completed. Such evaluation can take months.

Drake remains jailed.

Drake is accused of shooting anti-abortion activist James Pouillon and business owner Michael Fuoss last Friday.


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  • by Matt Location: Parma on Sep 15, 2009 at 01:29 PM
    What ever, it never use to be this way. Someone did something bad they paid for it now a days everone gets drugs to adjust their behavior. Just a conspiracy the government is doing to have more control of us. It saves them money in the prisons and takes away from our pocket book at the same time. Just like the digital t.v. it sucks THEY LIE. Any thing the government has a hand in should not be trusted. Think about it when did these school shootings start, when they started treating students with meds and stop letting them step out behind the shed on the football field throw a couple punches then it was over with. Way to go government and government backed medical programs.
  • by Rosiecee Location: Dallas Texas on Sep 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    The medication for depression that Harlan Drake was taking could have significantly influenced his violence. The Physicians Desk Reference states that SSRI antidepressants and all antidepressants can cause mania, psychosis, abnormal thinking, paranoia, hostility, etc. These side effects can also appear during withdrawal. Go to www.SSRIstories.com where there are over 3,300 cases, with the full media article available, involving bizarre murders, suicides, school shootings [48 of these] and murder-suicides - all of which involve SSRI antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, etc, . The media article usually tells which SSRI antidepressant the perpetrator was taking or had been using.
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