I’m not sure how much more of these stories I can take.
Nathan Weitzel took his 2-year-old son Isaiah to a park to play. But while the dad was watching him, he was plotting the unthinkable.
Weitzel was devising ways he could kill his own son. Once an idea hit him, he placed Isaiah into his car seat ‘intentionally’ unbuckled.
Then, the 29-year-old father did something that would break the heart of any loving parent. He sped up to 75 miles per hour and crashed into multiple cars.
At the end of his vehicular assault, Weitzel ended up in a stranger’s driveway.
The stranger, Nancy Rosa, approached the totaled car to see Weitzel elbowing Isaiah in the head. Rosa called 911 immediately.
And fortunately, Weitzel didn’t get away from the scene.
Fox 59 reported on the sickening reason behind Weitzel’s inexcusable actions:
When police arrived at the scene, Weitzel told them he was trying to kill his son.
Weitzel allegedly told investigators “the reason he wanted to kill Isaiah was because being a father was a big responsibility and he did not think he was man enough to raise a child.”
According to the police report, he had used cocaine earlier in the day.
As a result of Weitzel’s crime, Isaiah needed surgery to place five screws in his knee, ripped a muscle in his neck, and required more than 20 stitches on his head.
Isaiah has recovered to the point that he doesn’t need to be on oxygen and was able to return home, where he is now lying in a body cast.
His father has been charged with the following:
- Attempted murder
- Child abuse
- Criminal mischief
- Possession of a control substance, and
- Vehicular assault
Isaiah’s mom, Nancy Lopez, said of Weitzel’s actions:
“He’s not in a place that he should be. And he needs to be in jail for a long time.”
As for little Isaiah, he’s going to be in recovery for a while. It’s going to be two months until he can walk again, but when he does, all signs point to the fact that he’ll be climbing around and playing again. And as his mom says, “He’s a really good climber.”