A Colorado father involved in a bad crash in Centennial told Arapahoe County sheriff’s researchers he gate-crashed on purpose because he was trying to kill his son.
Nathan Weitzel, 29, faces indicts of attempted first-degree slaughter and illegal belonging of a controlled substance. That’s in addition to various other charges, including child abuse ensuing in serious bodily hurts, second-degree assault, criminal misbehaviour and vehicular assault.
The crash happened just after 11 a.m. Aug. 21 on Eudora Way in Centennial. Witnesses said it was frightening to watch.
“There were no screech labels. There was no hitting restraints. Just this terrible din, ” said Cindy Rosa, a witness who called 911.
Weitzel told Arapahoe County sheriff’s agents he was traveling between 65 and 75 mph when he rammed his vehicle into a parked auto in the neighborhood.
He told investigators, “I was trying to kill my son. I did it on purpose.”
According to the arrest warrant, he also told sleuths, “The reason he wanted to kill his son was because being a father is a big responsibility and he did not think he was soul enough to raise a child.”
Weitzel reportedly said he took the 2-year-old to a ballpark where he proposed the extinction. He said he then drove around looking for a good region to crash his automobile to kill his son.
“There’s no messages. I only fell to the flooring and I started crying and I preserved saying, my child boy, my poor boy, ” said Nancy Lopez, the boy’s mother.
Lopez shares detention of their son with Weitzel.
Witnesses said Weitzel tried to fight firefighters who responded to the crash panorama. Investigates said that happened when firefighters tried to prevent Weitzel from slitting his throat with a piece of glass.
“I heard a teenager screaming but didn’t interpret him at first and then finally we insured the upper part of the baby’s head and experienced fathers hitting it like he was annoyed by the crying that was happening, ” Rosa said.
The boy suffered a broken leg, a concussion and a big cut to his forehead that required about 20 stitches.