Man attempts to kill son with heroin after wife finalizes divorce


A Seattle man attempted to get revenge on his wife by injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin. According to KOMO News in Seattle,  Eric Lehtinen, 37, was upset that his wife had finalized their divorce after a six-year marriage.

On Sept. 24, Lehtinen’s ex-wife discovered him and his son unconscious in their home. His wife uncovered their son and found a heroin-filled syringe on the child’s chest. Firefighters arrived on the scene and were unable to get Lehtinen and his son to respond. Both were rushed to a hospital and doctors found heroin, ketamine, morphine and codeine in the child’s blood.

Lehtinen’s wife filed for divorce because of his unwillingness to remain off of drugs. However, she allowed her son to stay with Lehtinen because she was going to a job interview.

Lehtinen was taken to jail after he was released from the hospital. His bond was held at $3 million and he was charged with attempted murder.

If convicted, Lehtinen could face 15 years in prison.

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