Father faces murder charges after giving son deadly dose of heroin

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(KTVI) - A Bonne Terre father is facing murder charges after police say he gave his son a deadly dose of heroin.  St. Francois County Sheriff`s deputies and St. Louis police found the father Thursday morning at a home near I-44 and Jefferson Avenue in south St. Louis.

James Kobermann Sr. has been charged with second degree murder.  Investigators say he purchased and then shared heroin with his 19-year-old son on the night of July 1st in their Bonne Terre home.  Kobermann also ignored clear signs that his son was overdosing on the drug to avoid getting in trouble with the police.

On the morning of July 2nd, James Kobermann Jr. was found not breathing by other people in the home after his father went to work.  James Jr. was rushed to Parkland North Medical Center in Bonne Terre where he was pronounced dead.

Kobermann is in the St. Francois County jail.

His bond is set at $250,000.