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September 30, 2013

Dad tried to kill son, 4, with heroin on day divorce was to be finalized

REDMOND, Wash. — What police believe happened in the house with the overgrown yard on Northeast 72nd Street in Redmond is unimaginable and heartbreaking, even for seasoned police officers who thought they’d seen it all.

“Never, no. In 35 years as a police officer I’ve never run across anything like this,” Redmond police Lt. Charlie Gorman said. And this is how neighbors reacted to the news.

“I just don’t understand how messed up you have to be to inject your 4-year-old with heroin.  Never heard of anything like this, never even had the thought cross my mind of anything like this happening in the world,” neighbor Alex Marchand said Tuesday. Investigators say the mom came home just before noon and found her husband and 4-year-old son unconscious but still breathing.

Full story: Police suspect dad injected self, 4-year-old son with heroin & overdosed