Man accused of crashing car to kill his 2-year-old son faces judge
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Nathan Weitzel, 29, 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.

By Anica Padilla, KDVR

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.”

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