A Washington man injected his 4-year-old son with heroin on the day his divorce from his wife was finalized, in an attempt to kill the boy with an overdose, police have revealed.
Eric Emil Lehtinen, 37, is accused of repeatedly jabbing in young son with needles and injecting him with heroin and a cocktail of other drugs, among them ketamine, morphine and codeine.
He then injected himself with high doses of drugs, as well. When the boy’s mother when to Lehtinen’s Redmond, Washington, home to pick her son up, she found both Lehtinen and the child unconscious.
A needle was still sticking out of the boy’s chest, according to police.