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Colorado man admits to trying to kill his son in car crash

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -

A Colorado man has been charged with attempted first degree murder after he told sheriff's deputies he crashed his car on purpose to try to kill his 2-year-old son. 

The crash happened on August 21 around 11 a.m. in Centennial, Colorado. 29-year-old Nathan Weitzel told Arapaho County sheriff's deputies he drove his car into a parked vehicle at speeds of around 70 mph. According to KDVR in Denver, the man told investigators he crashed the car on purpose because he was trying to kill his son.

According to the arrest warrant, "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."

The boy suffered a cut on his forehead the required 20 stitches, a concussion and a broken leg. But he is out of the hospital and recovering at home.

In addition to the attempted murder charge, Weitzel faces additional charges including child abuse resulting in serious bodily injuries, second-degree assault, criminal mischief and vehicular assault.

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