Frenchman kills son, 2, in murder-suicide

Friday, 18 July 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By  Boonlua Chatree

A Frenchman slit the throat and poisoned his 2-year-old son before injecting himself with the same tranquilizer once used for prison executions in the United States.

Horrified police and medical personnel discovered the bodies of Yonatan Kerner, 28, and toddler Oren July 7 in a tiny one-room apartment at the Park Lane Condominiums on Soi Wat Bunyakanjanaram. They’d been dead for at least three days.

Bottles of Nembutal, a Danish-made drug used as an animal tranquilizer and sedative, were found at the scene.Bottles of Nembutal, a Danish-made drug used as an animal tranquilizer and sedative, were found at the scene.

Neighbors said the two, along with the boy’s mother, had been living for some time in the 20 sq. meter room, but that the mother had disappeared more than a week earlier.

Kerner apparently had injected the 2-year-old with Nembutal, a Danish-made drug used as an animal tranquilizer and sedative and, until 2013, in some U.S. states to carry out capital punishment in death-sentence cases. Drug maker H. Lundbeck A/S banned the sale of Nembutal to prisons following discovery of its use in Texas last year. Following the injection, the father slit his boy’s throat and tied a plastic bag around his head.

He then injected himself with a lethal dose of the sedative.

A note left at the scene partially read, “To whoever finds this … My wife (name) abandoned me and our child…”

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