Son Drugged Dad's Tea to Gain Access to Crypto Wallet
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Son Drugged Dad's Tea to Gain Access to Crypto Wallet

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Liam Ghershony laced his dad's drink with benzodiazepine — knocking him out — and then bypassed two-factor authentication to unlock the $400,000 account.

Son Drugged Dad's Tea to Gain Access to Crypto Wallet

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A son drugged his father's tea so he could gain access to their crypto wallets.

Liam Ghershony laced his dad's drink with benzodiazepine — knocking him out — and then bypassed two-factor authentication to unlock the $400,000 account.

He then transferred the Bitcoin inside to another wallet that he controlled, converting two-thirds of it to Ether.

Ghershony was a drug addict — and because he had a "massive tolerance" to the substance, he didn't realize the impact that the dosage would have.

Before leaving the loft apartment where his dad lived, Ghershony left notes that said:

"It didn't have to be like this! I'm gonna give you the best retirement."

Officers found his father on the bedroom floor two days later — and he was treated in hospital for acute organ dysfunction and severe dehydration.

When the victim woke up, he told detectives he remembered being given a cup of tea, but nothing that happened after that.

Although Ghershony was initially charged with first-degree murder, prosecutors later concluded that he wasn't trying to kill his father on purpose. He later pleaded to first-degree assault — and was sentenced to 125 days in jail and two months in a rehab facility.

Fixing the Relationship

According to The Washington Post, Ghershony is recovering well from his drug dependency — and now lives in a house with others who are in a similar situation.

He has also apologized to his dad, and they have been working together "on repairs to his Subaru."

Liam's mother has also noticed a change, telling the newspaper:

"I hear him being serious about treatment in a way that he's never been. He's back to being the kinder version of himself."

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