A grizzly scene concluded much better than it was meant to recently, when a Colorado man was unsuccessful in his attempt to kill his 2-year-old son. The man is currently facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, child abuse, possession of a controlled substance and vehicular manslaughter, among others.
The crash occurred around 11 a.m., on Aug. 21, when the man reportedly crashed his vehicle at a speed of about 70 miles per hour into a vehicle parked on the street. Witnesses confirmed that there was no screeching of brakes or other indication that he had attempted to avoid the crash.
According to investigators, the man confessed that the car crash was no accident, and that he intended for his son to be killed in the collision. As for why he wanted his son dead, the man told investigators that being a father was a “big responsibility” and that he did not think he was “man enough to raise a child”.
Witnesses also described arriving at the scene and seeing the father beating the head of the crying child, as if he was bothered by the sound. In total, boy’s injuries were extensive, including a large cut on his forehead, a broken leg and many bruises.
When firefighters arrived on the scene of the crash, the father apparently began to fight with them. Witnesses confirmed that the violence occurred when the firefighters attempted to intervene to keep the man from cutting his own throat with a piece of glass.
While this man’s actions are difficult to understand, like any person charged with a crime, he deserves an excellent defense. If you, or anyone you know, is charged with a vehicular crime, the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney can ensure that your case is heard fairly and your rights are protected.
Source: KTLA, “Toddler Survives Car Crash Orchestrated by Colorado Dad in Attempt to Kill Him: Authorities,” Aug. 31, 2016