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Boy, 13, dies from deadly dose of heroin given by friend's older brother

Brett Cronin, 23, seen in this booking photo, is accused of giving a 13-year-old boy a deadly dose of heroin.

August 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Woodland Hills man was arrested on suspicion of giving a 13-year-old boy a deadly dose of heroin.

Police arrested Brett Cronin, 23, at the same house where they found the teen's body on Wednesday.

Investigators said the victim spent the night at the home of his 13-year-old friend, where he took the heroin. Cronin is said to be his friend's older brother.

Cronin was booked for investigation of murder. He was held on $1 million bail.


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