CALLAHAN COUNTY, Tex. — An Edmond man charged with murder turned himself in to authorities in Callahan County, Texas Saturday.
Kelly Corn, 44, is accused of causing a wreck Easter Sunday that killed 6-year-old Saxton Watley.
Callahan County officials told NewsChannel 4 that Kelly’s father is a judge there, Judge Roger Corn.
They said Kelly did appear in court Saturday, but in front of a different judge.
He was booked into jail around 8:30 a.m. and bonded out soon after on a more than $100,000 bond.
Saturday, we spoke to one of Saxton’s cousins, Jeremiah Jones.
“Saxton was a mountain of joy. He brought life to everyone,” Jones said.
Jones says that joy was stripped away Easter Sunday when Saxton was killed in a head-on collision.
His mother and 9-year-old brother were seriously injured.
“The loss of baby Saxton has been a tremendous impact on the family. It has caused us to really get into a place where we are just numb,” Jones said. “Think about something you love the most or love as passionately as you do and they’re no longer there.”
Troopers say Kelly Corn was driving the wrong way on the Kilpatrick Turnpike when he hit the family.
Authorities say Corn was driving under the influence of drugs, including meth.
“Really disheartening, heartbroken, unbelievable. Still to this day it still seems surreal,” Jones said.
There was a little peace of mind when the family found out Corn had turned himself in on charges including second-degree murder, but that was short lived when they learned he had bonded out.
“This is an everyday thing of torture knowing until he’s behind bars facing judgment of the acts that he did we’re still up crying. We are still up missing our loved one,” Jones said.
For now, Saxton’s loved ones say they are praying and hoping for justice to be served.
“I don’t know Mr. Corn at all, but if I were to say anything, Mr. Corn, we forgive you. We love you and we pray that God’s best be upon you. Our question or our ask and desire is for you is to stand up and be a man face with integrity the results of your actions,” Jones said.
We tried to reach Corn Saturday at his Oklahoma home. His neighborhood is gated and the security guard told us we were not allowed in.