OKLAHOMA COUNTY-- For the first time since allegedly killing a 6-year-old boy while driving the wrong way on the Kilpatrick Turnpike, an Edmond man was arraigned in Oklahoma County Tuesday morning.
Kelly Corn is charged with five felony counts, including second-degree murder and possession of drugs for the Easter Sunday death of Saxton Watley.
He’s been held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail after he finally surrendered there over the weekend.
Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Corn used crutches when he appeared for his arraignment, asking the judge how he could post bond.
The judge denied bond for Corn.
Earlier this month, we told you Corn originally turned himself into a jail in Callahan County, Texas.
It turns out, that jail was in the same county where his dad, Roger Corn, is a high-ranking judge.
Hours after turning himself in at the Texas jail, Corn was a free man.
We’ve since learned his uncle also works in that Texas county, and is the one who set Corn’s original bond to release him.
And, despite a murder warrant, Texas authorities never even told Oklahoma County Corn was in custody.
“The agency where he surrendered generally contacts the agencies where he's wanted, that didn't happen in this specific case, we were never notified,” Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Mark Myers said.
For now, Corn will stay in jail until at least his next court date two weeks from now.
Saxton Watley’s family is still devastated over the death of their little boy, but told us they’re looking forward to the justice system bringing some closure to this tragic incident.