David Weingarten would call 911 and tell the dispatcher that he had just shot his wife and infant son. According to court documents David Weingarten would call 911 and would speak with the dispatcher telling 911 that he had not been feeling well lately and had been hearing things. David Weingarten would then tell 911 that he had shot his wife and his nine month old son. When Colorado Springs Police showed up at his residence they would find the bodies of Lizet and Georgie and would place David into custody. At the Colorado Springs Police Department David Weingarten would tell police that his son had been crying a lot lately and that he, David, was dealing with a lot of anxiety and this was the reason he murdered his wife and son. David Weingarten two year old daughter was not harmed.
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A man remains in custody, accused of killing his own infant son and the child’s mother. David Weingarten is facing two counts of first-degree murder.
The child, Georgie, and mother, Lizet Salinas Mijanos, were both shot to death. The little boy wasn’t even one year old.
Officers were called to the 3200 block of Heather Glen Drive just before 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. The neighborhood is north of Cimarron Hills in Colorado Springs. Police were originally called to the home for a “medical emergency.”
According to court documents, David Weingarten, 29, 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 couple also had a 2-year-old daughter who now is in the care of Mijanos’ sister.
The family had previously filed police reports and said they were concerned.
“You know, the mildest things in your head might pop up but there might be something going wrong with somebody that you know of. Reach out as much as you can,” said Lizbeth Salinas.
Salinas said all her sister ever wanted was to be a good mother. The family hopes they can get justice.
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Arrest papers obtained by 11 News detail a tragic shooting that claimed the lives of a Colorado Springs mother and one of her children Tuesday night.
Officers were called to the 3200 block of Heather Glen Drive just before 7 p.m. 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. On Thursday, police announced the arrest of 29-year-old 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 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 has been in contact with the family of Marie and a GoFundMe has been set up to help her. Click here to donate.
“All [proceeds] will go to get her all the necessities that she need 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.
On Monday, police publicly identified the victims.