Illinois teen's attorney said she killed mom while under medication influence

8 days ago

Morrison news, Illinois news.

The defense attorney of an Illinois teen accused of shooting dead her mom argued last week that she was under the influence of Zoloft, a prescription antidepressant when she committed the crime.

According to lawyer James Mertes, Anna Schroeder, "was in a drugged condition that was involuntary produced and deprived her of substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality of her conduct or to conform her conduct to the requirements of law."

Schroeder, 17, was charged as an adult with the 2017 murder of her 53-year-old mother Peggy Schroeder.

According to police, the teen waited for her mom to come from work before shooting her dead. She then took to Facebook and wrote: "I wasn't always the best daughter and I'm so sorry. I love you so much, mom. I'll never forget you."