Lehtinen's case setting hearing continued to March 20

Eric Emil Lehtinen, a 37-year-old Redmond resident who is accused of injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin, had his case setting hearing scheduled for Jan. 23 continued to March 20, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office press secretary.

Lehtinen pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree attempted murder at his arraignment on Oct. 10, 2013 at the King County Courthouse in Seattle.

Lehtinen's son was released from Seattle Children's Hospital in October.

The man remains in the King County Jail in Seattle with bail set at $3 million. If convicted, he could face at least 15 years in prison.

On Sept. 24, Redmond police and fire personnel responded to the house in the 14100 block of Northeast 72nd Street at 11:45 a.m. after receiving a 911 call from the boy's mother, Saradia Lehtinen, who had come home to find her husband and their son breathing but unconscious.


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