RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has found that a former police detective who blamed the antidepressant Zoloft for his behavior was sane when he abducted and raped a waitress at gunpoint in 2010.
The San Bernardino County district attorney's office says jurors delivered their findings Tuesday in the case of 32-year-old Anthony Nicholas Orban.
Jurors previously convicted the former Westminster police detective of raping a waitress in a brutal attack that began outside a mall in 2010. The woman escaped when Orban was distracted by an incoming cellphone call.
Orban's attorney argued that his client could not be held responsible for his actions because the anti-depressant Zoloft had rendered him effectively unconscious at the time of the attack.