Dad tries to kill son in crash

A Colorado father told sheriff's investigators he crashed on purpose in an effort  to kill his two-and-a-half year old son.  Little Isaiah is hospitalized with half of his body in a cast.

Nathan Weitzel, 29, faces several charges, including attempted murder, child abuse, assault, criminal mischief and vehicular assault.

The crash happened just after 11 a.m. Aug. 21 in the town of Centennial.

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 residential neighborhood.

He told investigators, "I was trying to kill my son. I did it on purpose."

According to the arrest warrant, he also told investigators, "The reason he wanted to kill his son was because being a father is a big responsibility and he did not think he was man enough to raise a child."

Nancy Lopez, the boy's mother, shares custody of their son with Weitzel.  She has been at the hospital where the little boy is recovering.

He suffered a broken leg, a concussion and a wound to his forehead that required about 20 stitches.

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