Officials: 3-year-old boy died of methadone overdose

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STAFFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Connecticut have ruled the methadone overdose death of a 3-year-old boy a homicide.

The Hartford Courant reports ( that the state medical examiner’s office says Leon Lapierre, of Stafford, died in April of acute methadone intoxication. Methadone is used to help wean people off heroin.

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State police say no charges have been filed.

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