Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Kills Wife and Son in Alleged Murder-Suicide

A Los Angeles deputy city attorney, his wife, and their son were killed in an alleged murder-suicide, authorities said.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office released a statement confirming that Deputy City Attorney Eric Lertzman, 60, was involved in the incident.

Lertzman’s sister-in-law Cindy Stern told the New York Daily News that he had undergone surgery about six weeks ago, and likely was on strong medication. “This is a case of somebody snapping. He was in pain and on pain medication. It’s so out of character for him,” Stern said. “He was a mild-mannered man.” Lertzman’s daughter was able to escape the attack through a bathroom window and seek help.

Source: Los Angeles deputy city attorney shot and killed wife, son and himself in murder-suicide, authorities say – Los Angeles Times

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