Father accused of injecting son with heroin as divorce finalized

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:58 PM ET

A Redmond, Wash., father has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly injecting his four-year-old son with heroin the day his divorce was to be final.

Eric Emil Lehtinen's soon-to-be-ex wife found him and his son unconscious in his home on Tuesday, SeattlePI.com reported.

The website references court documents saying the boy had a syringe, apparently filled with drugs, on his chest. Both were taken to hospital.

Lehtinen, 37, is now in jail and his son remains in Seattle Children's Hospital recovering from an overdose, the website reported.

The boy had several puncture wounds, including needle sticks, and his blood contained heroin, ketamine, morphine, codeine and other drugs, the website reported.

Lehtinen reportedly has a history of drug use and his ex wanted drug testing to be part of the custody agreement. He was trying to delay finalizing the divorce.


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