CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- (KDVR) -- A Colorado father accused of intentionally crashing a car to try to kill his 2-year-old son appeared in court Monday, but his arraignment hearing was continued.
Nathan Weitzel, 29, was involved in a bad crash on Eudora Way in Centennial in August.
Weitzel faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injuries, second-degree assault, criminal mischief, vehicular assault and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Weitzel told Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies he was traveling between 65 and 75 mph when he rammed his vehicle into a parked car in the neighborhood.
He allegedly told investigators, “I was trying to kill my son. I did it on purpose.”
Investigators said Weitzel told them he wanted to kill his son because “being a father is a big responsibility and he did not think he was man enough to raise a child.”