By Washington Times. Authorities searching the home of the man suspected of killing “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle found marijuana, a nearly empty bottle of whiskey and a drug commonly used to treat schizophrenia.
A Texas Ranger testified Friday at Eddie Ray Routh’s murder trial that authorities found the items in the hours after the bodies of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were found at a rural shooting range.
Routh’s attorneys have been pursuing an insanity defense, saying the ex-Marine was suffering from mental illness. The prosecution says Routh was numbed by marijuana and whiskey at the time of the shootings and should be held accountable. (Read more from this story HERE)
Strong Cannabis Use Causes One in Four Cases of Psychosis
By Daily Mail Reporter. As many as a quarter of new cases of psychotic mental illness can be blamed on super-strength strains of cannabis, scientists will warn this week.
The potent form of the drug – known as ‘skunk’ – is so powerful that users are three times more likely to have a psychotic episode than those who have never tried it.
The study, leaked to The Mail on Sunday, will reignite debate around Britain’s drug laws – and will add weight to calls for a tougher stance towards those caught dealing or in possession of cannabis.
According to Crime Survey figures for England and Wales, more than a million youngsters aged 16 to 24 smoke cannabis. (Read more from this story HERE)