Army vet found in wheelchair died of accidental overdose

GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia medical examiner has determined that a paralyzed Army veteran who was found dead in his wheelchair died of an accidental overdose of Xanax.

Paul Chisholm was found outside his apartment complex in April after he left a trail of blood from dragging his feet under his wheelchair.

Goochland Sheriff James Agnew told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the medical examiner determined that the 38-year-old Chisholm died of alprazolam toxicity. Alprazolam is the generic name for   the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

Agnew said the overdose, along with a bed sore and a possible bone infection caused his death.

Chisholm's mother has said he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was discharged after he was injured in Afghanistan.

After returning home, he was paralyzed from the upper chest down in a car accident.

© 2017 Associated Press


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