Father charged with trying to kill toddler in car crash

(KUSA) A Colorado father is behind bars after attempting to kill his 2-year-old son in a high-speed crash.

Nathan Weitzel, 29, admitted to police that he intentionally left his son Isaiah unbuckled and drove into several cars at 75 miles per hour.


Weitzel told Arapahoe County investigators, “the reason he wanted to kill Isaiah was because being a father was a big responsibility and he did not think he was man enough to raise a child.”

Court records say Weitzel told the detectives he took his son to the park to play. “While he was at the park letting Isaiah play he sat in the park and thought of a way to kill his son,” a statement said. “Nathan said he left the park [and] he drove around looking for a good place to crash the car and kill his son.”

Isaiah survived the crash. He has a very long recovery ahead of him. He has a cast on half his body and stitches on his head.

Weitzel is charged with attempted first-degree murder, child abuse, assault, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance and vehicular assault.

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