Mary Kennedy Autopsy Report Reveals Anti-Depressants, No Alcohol
Mary Kennedy‘s autopsy report shows that there were three different antidepressants in her system when the died, but no alcohol as friends and family suspected.
The Huffington Post reports that Mary Richardson Kennedy, 52, died with Trazodone, Venlafaxine and Desmethylvenlafaxine in her system. She hung herself in a barn at her family’s estate in Bedford, according to the report by the Westchester County Medical Examiner.
While Mary married Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 1994, the two were estranged, filing for divorce in 2010, although it was never finalized, according to The New York Times. Mary was also arrested twice in 2010, the first time for driving while intoxicated and the second for driving while under the influence of prescription drugs.
Her lawyer spoke with reporters after her death, saying that the first charge was reduced to a violation. Mary Kennedy was ordered to go through alcohol treatment and had her license suspended for 90 days. The charges for prescription drugs were dismissed.
Yahoo News reports that Mary’s death was just the latest tragedy to strike the Kennedy family, which started with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. His brother, Robert, suffered the same fate just five years later.
Then, JFK’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr., died in a plane crash in 1999, along with his wife and sister-in-law. Two of Robert F. Kennedy’s sons died unexpectedly as well, with David Kennedy falling fate to a drug overdose in 1984 and Michael Kennedy passing away after a skiing accident in 1999.