Colorado Springs man found incompetent to stand trial; accused of killing his wife and child
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Arrest papers obtained by 11 News detail a horrific shooting that claimed the lives of a Colorado Springs mother and one of her children nearly a year ago.
The suspect was found incompetent to stand trial on Tuesday while in court.
Officers were called to the 3200 block of Heather Glen Drive just before 7 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2022. The neighborhood is north of Cimarron Hills. They were originally called there for a “medical emergency.” The Violent Crime Unit was part of the investigation. A few days after the investigation started, police announced the arrest of David Weingarten. According to arrest papers, Weingarten told first responders, “I just shot my wife and son. I’ve been feeling not good lately and something just came over me. I don’t know what happened. I’ve been hearing things, and I don’t know what’s going on.”
The woman who was shot and killed was identified by the family as Lizet Mijangos. The baby who was shot and killed was identified as George Weingarten, he was just born in May of 2021. David told investigators his son’s crying made him anxious.
The shooting left their other child, a little girl named Marie, motherless. 11 News was in contact with the family of Marie soon after the shooting and a GoFundMe was set up to help her. Click here to donate.
“All [proceeds] will go to get her all the necessities that she needs such as clothing diapers formula and her crib,” part of the GoFundMe post reads. “I am a single mother of two and getting all the support we need for her with family and friends. She will be receiving all the love she can get from me and her now two other siblings.”
While the entire case remains under investigation, due to the nature of this incident 11 News wanted to share the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which can be reached 24/7 at 800-799-7233.
The suspect was previously evaluated by two doctors who also found him incompetent to stand trial. The prosecution requested their own evaluation on Tuesday. The suspect is scheduled to return to court on April 11 for a review hearing.
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