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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    If you look at the new drug of choice:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...-drug/4793865/

    Sizzurp. soda, cough syrup and Jolly Ranchers;

    Purple Jesus, remember that? or maybe you don't, or also known as cactus juice, purple juice or PJ for short

    The Truth About Your Folks` Secret - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

    My generation drank that crap, today's generation drinks sizzurp.

    There's no telling how much this person consumed, the question will be, forensically, what signs are there that this wife fought off the attack?

    Were they both high?

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    Sounds like prisoner-made pruno. I bet that has caused a few psychotic episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    He'd have to have downed at least a bottle or two of the stuff.
    Say he did.

    If he used an OTC cough syrup to get intoxicated, can he still mount a defense of involuntary intoxication?

    I say yes. People USUALLY double and triple doses of this stuff, especially on adults. because they think it's "harmless".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Say he did.

    If he used an OTC cough syrup to get intoxicated, can he still mount a defense of involuntary intoxication? I say yes. People USUALLY double and triple doses of this stuff, especially on adults. because they think it's "harmless".
    This isn't "doubling or tripling." A typical bottle has at least 10 doses, so we're talking 10x to 20x the number of doses described on the instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    This isn't "doubling or tripling." A typical bottle has at least 10 doses, so we're talking 10x to 20x the number of doses described on the instructions.
    Djinn, the average consumer never reads dosing instructions on OTC stuff, unless the medicine is meant for a child.

    But....why would this man "confess" to over-dosing himself, if he was guilty and trying to get away with murder? The cops would never be able to prove exactly how much he ingested.

    They probably cannot even prove, forensically, that he ingested any of the cough syrup at all.

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    This is going to be a fascinating case to watch, if indeed it goes to trial.

    So far, apparently he hasn't even been arrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Djinn, the average consumer never reads dosing instructions on OTC stuff, unless the medicine is meant for a child. ...
    Is this premise based on supposition or data?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post




    Husband claims he found his wife dead after taking cough medicine - NY Daily News

    I approve of allowing a defense the widest possible latitude to come up with a theory on which the defendant is not guilty. I approve of allowing the defense that the killer was sleep-walking when he killed his spouse without any intent to harm. (I don't myself believe it, but I admit it is possible.....)

    But this just strains credulity too far for me. He took an over the counter cough syrup because he couldn't sleep and -- viola,! -- wakes up hours later next to his wife's dead body?

    Do you think this very, very, very unlikely defense theory should be permitted to be heard when/if this man goes on trial for her murder?

    I say, no. We don't owe it to the defendant to hear a pack of bold-faced lies from his lawyer.

    Your thoughts?
    I'm in no way trying to give this guy a pass but I took actifed and sudafed, different times of the day, as PRESCRIBED for sinuses and unbeknownst to me I went through 3 months of hell before I realized I was having a reaction'. Hyper as hell, itching, walked the floors, didn't sleep. No psychosis of any sort but awful. I'll let the medical people sort it out.
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    If you can be arrested for crime you committed like drunk driving while blacked out drunk, then cough syrup isn't an excuse

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    The accused said he took the cough syrup before the crime occurred. He DID NOT say the cough syrup caused him to kill his wife.

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    When we were growing up Coricidin was the medication we took for a cold remedy.

    Don't remember killing anybody.


    (May have....just don't remember it.)

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