When The Turn Up from Drinking Too Much Alcohol Gets Real

October 30, 2015

Schoemansville factory manager Richard Van Ameron, is an example of a man who claims to have been suffering from a form of alcohol related amnesia the night he fired 13 shots (3 of which killed his wife) by shooting her once in the head and twice in the chest.

A psychologist called to the stand during his trial testified that he believed Van Ameron suffered from amnesia at the time of shooting his common-law wife and that he thus acted involuntarily.

Despite psychologist testimony, the judge rejected Van Ameron’s evidence that he could not remember the incident at all because of low blood sugar levels and alcohol (source).