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Grandparents Killed

Jury convicts teen of murder, rejects 'Zoloft defense'

A South Carolina jury has convicted a 15-year-old boy of murder for killing his grandparents when he was 12 years old.

The lawyers for Christopher Pittman had blamed his actions on his use of the anti-depressant Zoloft. They said the drug left him unable to know right from wrong. But prosecutors said that was a smokescreen. They said he knew exactly what he was doing when he shot his grandparents, set fire to their house, and drove off in their car.

The teen could get 30 years to life in prison. The trial comes at a time when the use of anti-depressants by children is coming under scrutiny.

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