September 29, 2013 in Region

Police: Man injected son with heroin

Associated Press
 

REDMOND, Wash. – A Redmond man tried to kill his 4-year-old son with heroin on the day his divorce was supposed to be finalized, court documents say.

The man’s wife discovered him and the boy unconscious at their home on Tuesday. Police said it appeared the 37-year-old had injected his son and himself with heroin.

Redmond police said Friday night that the man, Eric Emil Lehtinen, had been booked into the King County Jail.

Court documents describe Lehtinen as a drug dealer and addict. His wife arrived at the locked home and removed a blanket from the boy to find a syringe on his chest.

Lehtinen and his son were taken to local hospitals for treatment. It was unknown whether the boy will suffer long-term damage from the overdose.

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